Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Losing a friend

A few years ago I never imagined that someone I met on line would become a friend. But that's just what happened at the Simply Sentiments site. We became more than friends, be were a family. And one of ours is leaving us today. Julie was a huge part of our family at Simply Sentiments. She was involved in swaps, RAK's and shared her talent and her friendship with all of us. Although she has struggled with many medical issues over the years, it seemed like things were getting better lately. Suddenly her heart stopped last week and today her family is making the most difficult decision of all, to take her off life support.

Julie , and all of the wonderful ladies I've met on line, have been on my mind a lot these past few days. What a wonderful thing this Internet is, to allow us to meet people from all over the world that we may otherwise never known. I am so thankful for all of these friendships.

As we say good bye to Julie, give your loved ones and your cyber friends, a special hug today.
“Love generously. Praise loudly. Live fully.” - Elias Porter
This was the card that Julie sent me last Christmas.


Colleen (mommycol) said...

Beautifully said, Ivanka. Such a sad day....

DEBBY said...

So kind of you to write about Julie on your blog .It really is sad.

Conniecrafter said...

A Great tribute to Julie, and neat that you posted a card she sent last year.
It is amazing how close this internet can bring people, even though you haven't met someone in person you can feel so close to them.
Hugs to you