Thursday, November 24, 2005

Internet friends

I recently lost a dear friend, an internet friend…but a friend none the less. What did I know about her…. a lot. I know she was a beginner quilter who had a lot of enthusiasm. I know she was a wife who sat by her husband’s side as he passed away of lung cancer. I know she was a mother, and just recently became a grandmother as well. And I know she was a very caring person.

Why do some people think that just because that person is an internet friend, he/she isn’t a “real” friend? After all, several of the closest friends I have are internet friends. Debbie, my retreat roommate, terrific helper, listener of all my woes and so much more can hardly be called an internet friend, yet that is where we met. Marge who I have my morning coffee with more often than my husband is an internet friend. Denny, Candy, and so many more ladies are internet friends, and I can’t imagine being without them.

I for one will never criticize anyone for having an internet friend… those can be the best friends of all. They don’t judge you for how you look, or where you live, or what you drive. You like you for you, or at least who you are on the internet. Be true to yourself, and they will be true to you. And they will be true friends.