Once again, months have gone by since I've written. One of my new year's resolutions is to blog regularly now that I'm just working one job and getting more settled with the whole "8 to 5" work schedule thing. More about that later.
Right now, I'm compelled to write just a short post to ask for your thoughts and prayers to be with a fellow blogger who is in pain. She has lots of support from her friends and family near her, and lots more support from the blogosphere, but I needed to just write a word or two of support too, because...well, there's no such thing as too much love and support, is there? Unless you're a bunny.
When I started blogging a year ago, Lori's blog was one of the first ones I started following. I liked her simple, funny, down-to-earth style and felt an immediate rapport with her. Part of the draw was that we shared the same name (narcissistic, much?) but mostly it was her genuineness and wit.
Her posts were always the first ones I'd read in my reader and I always felt like my posts weren't actually "out there" in blog world, until she left a comment on them. She's a small person who leaves a very big impression.
The more posts I read, the more I liked and admired her. Her funny posts made me laugh out loud and her poignant ones made me cry. She's very brave and writes about personal, painful things that most people would be afraid to put out there to the world. And she writes them beautifully and without pretense, and there's usually a bit of trepidation in her words, but she bravely presses on and that's what's just so real about her. And strong.
I've been a bit behind in my blog reading, but snuck over to her blog one morning last week while I was at work just to check in and see what she's been up to, and my heart just sank. Her husband died suddenly very recently.
She has two very small children, and she's a stay at home mom, and he was a great guy that she loved very much. And he's gone, and her world has changed forever. Heartfelt writer that she is, her words are painful now to read, but how painful they must be for her to write them. My heart just goes out to her.
So if you're a praying person, please say a little prayer for her or leave a note of support on her blog. She's going to need much love and support in the coming days, weeks, and months.
If you're able to help her family monetarily, you can go to one of her good friend's, Sarah's, blog and donate using the widget that's there.
I'll write something lighter soon, and more often - please don't give up on me! I just had to write this today.
Aussie Lori, you have all our love and support. We're here when you need us.