One of the best things about this world of blogging-and what keeps me blogging-is all the friendships I have made with amazing women/moms out there. I have "friends" all over the world, and we share our ideas, our failures, our days, our tantrums, our joys and when things get bad, we sweep in quickly to lift each other up.
But sometimes, worlds crash.
And there aren't words, thoughts, or deeds to do. What does one do, when the world collapses beneath a dear friend?
You can read what happened, at To Think Is To Create, simply because I can't bring myself to write it and I don't know that I should.
My dear friend, Arianne and I have never met in real life. But we read each other's blogs, help each other out with occasional comments, and work together with the One 2 One network. She hooked me up with the Blu-ray Snow White, even though I was officially too late to sign up myself. She knew what a Disney fan/freak I was and slipped me in for the review. We may have never actually talked, though hopefully someday we will, but I certainly consider her a friend. A friend who I've turned to for parenting advice, and who I've turned to for simple chit chat when the kids were driving me crazy. We've been corresponding since back in the day when I only had one kid. Back when I needed help adjusting to a baby and a move, Arianne was there to share stories and cheer me up.
But now, I don't know what to say, or do, and I have never wished so badly to be a real life friend. I wish I could hold her and hug her.
I'm thinking of you, Arianne.