Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Not real?? Puh-lease

I have made some amazing friends online. A soul-sister that I never knew I had til she completed me. I've been with online friends through illness, pregnancy, childbirth, heartache, and now chemo... yet I do know people who would disregard any connection made online as 'not real'.

That would be the same as saying my business is not real because it's online. But, as I'm very near 200 sales, I can assure you that it is indeed real. Just as these friendships are... these people have touched my heart in ways I never knew possible. I've learned a lot of people skills, actually. And they do carry over into real life.

I'm in a forum on etsy where we always encourage one another, we help each other through... my family, I call it... and I've learned how to FEEL more (I was very good at having a hard outer protective shell). I've learned how to trust and how to reach out. And most of all, I've learned how to reach out and help others up.

I learn through conversations with my online friends that I miss my family and must call them. I learn that if I am struggling, I can lean on them. If I need a shoulder to cry on, they are there and I don't even have to worry about getting makeup on their shirts!

I am rambling now... just wanted to say to my online friends.... I love you guys and I'm so thankful for our very real relationships...


michiganhemp said...

Ok, this time, you made ME cry! I love you so much, and anyone who attempts to say that this isn't real has obviously never felt the undying love that I feel for you! I thank the powers that be on a daily basis for them leading me to you, and I will cherish you for always!


Charmed Gifts said...

I feel the same way... it's easy to dismiss an online relationship... until you've had one. You, and all of my online friends, are so much more than just an avi and a screen name.

designsbykari said...

We are the best, most dynamic family out there. Wouldn't trade ya'll for the world.

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