This is how I feel. I don't know where I would be right now if it weren't for my computer. After my husband had his stroke, about 18 months ago, we moved the computer out of the office and into the living room so that I could be in the same room with him all the time and still spend time doing what I like. Which is be on the computer, seeing what my on-line friends are up to. I have made some good friends online. I suppose that we all have. I have not met any of them. But we stay in touch. We have sent Christmas cards and sometimes we have called each other. But mostly we communicate through blogs, Facebook or emails. I have three that come to mind that I would like to someday meet in real person. But even if I never meet them I will still feel that they are real friends.
My friend Irene who lives in Weyburn (Saskatchewan), Canada is one of those online friends that comes to mind. We have a bit in common with grown kids and grand kids And she works in LTC in an Alzheimer's unit. I stay in touch with Irene mostly through Facebook. Someday I would love to meet up with her in Mexico when she goes on her yearly vacation with her family. That would be so cool.
Another on-line friend Ruth (Harley) who lives in Pennsylvania. I met Harley on an online grannies group many years ago when MSN had groups. What drew me to her was the name Harley. That is my grand daughter's name and I had never known another person with that name. For Ruth it is just a nickname but I was drawn to her. We have a lot in common also. Grown kids and grand kids. Her husband was a nursing home administrator at the time. And I worked in a nursing home. We have exchanged Christmas cards and gifts and now we stay in touch through emails and Facebook. I would love to meet Harley and Woody.
Another on-line friend that I met in the same grannies group is Joyce. She lives in Saginaw, Michigan. She spent many years taking care of an adult daughter who had a chronic illness. She cared for her right up until her daughter's death a couple of years ago. Joyce and I have that in common. I wished we lived closer. We would have a lot to share with each other. She has been a rock to me at times.
Don't you feel like the people that you meet over and over again online are your real friends? I have lots others that I would love to meet. Maybe someday! Who would you like to meet?
Let's go to Tiffany's and see who others are talking about.