Saturday, October 10, 2009
It has descended on some of us in the blogosphere.
Earlier today, I received word from a dear friend about the sudden passing of someone neither of us has met. Even so, there was no shortage of admiration and respect for this man or his loving wife. We know them from our blogs and both have commented here at PYY.
I do not want to reveal who it is, as I do not feel it is my place to reveal something so personal and so devastating. So, if it's all the same, I will just wait for those closest (to the gentleman of whom I speak), to make the appropriate announcements (should they choose to do so).
But in the interim...I think it should go without saying that my heart is truly grieving for this wonderful lady, who is left to mourn her beloved. And equally, there should be no doubt at all that she and her family are in my thoughts and prayers -- in this rough time that has befallen them.
You know, I have said this many times here: Everyone who comments here has a name, a face, and people who know and love them.
We may never meet in this life, on this earth, but that doesn't prevent others from touching our lives in some way. We may not ever know our blog friends' real names or see their faces, but we read their thoughts, their wits and wisdoms. And many times we are allowed to read their hearts and we somehow are the better for it.
This was one of those people. This is why we are saddened.
I can now say that the lady who we all know as Z is the one, who just lost her beloved husband, Mr. Z. She announced it on her blog here.
Feel free to leave her a message if you wish. At some point, she may have time to read the words her blog-friends have written to her. And undoubtedly, at some point, she will find them comforting.