Monday, July 02, 2012
One of my dear SparkFriends posted a blog. He bravely faced and told his SparkFriends of his tragic health news. These things are never easy. Yet, I have some experience in being with someone in person, of sharing grief and sharing unfairness and sharing tears. I have no experience in comforting someone I've never met, and wish I knew how. I feel with all my heart that even though I've never met him that he has been a big part of my life for several years now. He probably commented on my status more than anyone else and always encouraged me to increase those fitness minutes and SparkPoints. It meant something to me.
I really appreciate him sharing his tough news. I think of WalkingAnnie frequently. I have no idea if her health issues caught up with her or if she simply didn't need us any more and went on to live life happy at goal weight. She was one who inspired me so much, did great research, wrote fascinating blogs, and gave me information I put to good use. So she may always be a question mark for me.
SparkFriends are so significant in my life, and yet they are fragile, made up of binary language and electricity. Nothing to hold on to. I'd just like to be able to give each one a REAL hug. Prayers and thoughts are with you.......