Tuesday, December 26, 2006
I was going to post about our new traditional holiday with The Christmas Cunt
, but I just learned that a dear friend lost her husband in Iraq on Christmas day. They have two small children. The thing is, she and I have never met in person. We "met" through a local online group while she lived in the area. They were reassigned to another state, but we had kept up with each other via email. When he deployed, she moved back here to be with her family and we had talked about finally meeting. We even joked about ending up as a Lifetime movie where we don't finally meet until we are in a nursing home together-telling other residents "I never got to meet Manic/Morticia" only to find out that we have rooms right next to each other. She emailed me this morning with the devastating news and asked that we finally meet, at his funeral. Of course, I will go and support my friend. This is a horrible way to finally meet in person, but we feel as if we've known each other for years, and really, thanks to the internet, we do. We just don't know what each other looks like, or sounds like. I don't know why we never sent each other pics. Just never got around to it, I guess.
But I am asking, please send her healing energies. I know that several people on my blogroll are military spouses and have lived through the agony of knowing that you may never see your loved one again, even though it is a risk that you take when you join the military. It still doesn't make it any easier. But please, send her energies, she and her children could really use it right now.
Manic Witch wove her spell::
12/26/2006 09:53:00 PM ::