I have been doing this blogging thing for a little over a year now. I have people who seem to visit my blog on a regular basis. There are also blogs that I follow on a regular basis. And we leave comments on each others blog. We learn about each other from what we write and what we read on these blogs. Over a period of time, by reading each others blog and leaving comments, sometimes a bond is formed. A bond or friendship based on thoughts, ideas, likes, dislikes and just plain sharing things about ourselves and our lives. And to think that we have never personally met nor actually have spoke to each other. All of our feelings towards each other are actually conceived through the written word. Kind of amazing when you really think about it. And all of this brings me to this evening...this evening when I read on one of the blogs that I visit on regular basis, that someone I "met" in this world of blogs, got the news today that he has esophageal cancer. I found myself flooded with emotion. Strong emotions for someone I have never actually met but someone I feel a kinship to because of the written words that have been shared. After reading the news on his blog, I left a comment for him. It was a short comment that should have been longer but the words were hard to come by at the time. I wanted him to know how I was and will continue to be thinking of him and his wife, hoping and praying that all will go well for him. I wanted to thank him for sharing parts of his life and stories with me and the rest of us fellow bloggers that frequent his blog. I wanted him to know, that I know how scared he probably is, because I have been there before. I wanted to let him know that I am here for him, if he should ever need another ear to listen to him. I guess I just wanted to let him know that......I care and that he is not alone on this latest journey. I won't mention his name here or his blog...if/when he reads this, he will know this is for him.
Posted by Rick Rosenshein at 6:47 PM