and unsettled. The first email I read this morning was from an internet friend. The email was letting me know that she wouldn’t be around on-line due to the sudden death of her husband. I got chills when I read it. These are not elderly people, and while she does not share all that much about her private life, and her husband had some health problems about 6 months ago, they were seemingly resolved.
I have no idea what the cause of death was but I cannot fathom, cannot imagine what she experienced coming home and finding him deceased. I simply cannot. Devastated – Shocked – What are the words to describe such a thing?
I’ve already mailed a formal condolence card as well as a personal card. Words are so inadequate, and words are all I have to offer her. This also rattles me.
We talk about friends and family – and mine are all right here on the internet. I cannot reach out and physically be there for them when they might need me, as I want to be. Nor can they be here for me should I need them.
We spend years building relationships, truly caring from our heart of hearts but when we are really needed, or wanted, all we have to share and give, are words.