Monday, September 12, 2011

Not IRL But IMH

I read a lot of blogs, A LOT, but I don't comment often. Mostly because I'm using my iPhone which makes it a little harder, and I'm busy with three young ones. An Inch of Gray is one I am always checking in on. Anna often makes me laugh, and I can tell she struggles with a lot of things I struggle with myself. She is honest and open and funny.

When I got online Saturday morning, I just happened to see Kate had a post titled "Loss," and I was a little worried. I know Kate's mom has battled cancer. So I clicked over and read the tragic news that Anna's son was gone. First, I felt disbelief, I'd just read about their summer vacation, seen their first day of school pics. Then, the tears came. I told my husband what had happened, and he asked, "Now who is this?" I answered, "Anna, from An Inch of Gray blog, you know her husband in pre-marriage counseling noted that two things he wanted her to know were 1) I like clean counters and 2) I am not the enemy." My husband nodded. We'd laughed about that, it sounded like something he would've said to me.

So, no, I don't know Anna and her family IRL, but I feel that I know them In My Heart. So as Marinka noted in her post, I do not for a second think that the fact that [I] know Anna through “blogging only” diminishes [my mourning for her family] one whit. If you are reading this, please pray for her and her family, send them thoughts of peace.

You may visit Kate's site for a link up of posts for Anna and information about donation.

4 comments:

The Empress said...

You are so right, and NON bloggers do not understand.

I had to go to work Friday, after learning of Anna's incredible loss, and when I told my co workers why I was crying on and off, they said, "where do you know her from?"

When I answered, "I follow her blog, "

They dismissed it with, "Oh....through blogging. So yo really didn't know her."

Yes, Yes, I DID really know her.

Because I checked in every morning, because she is an honest, self aware woman, and someone that doesn't hide behind a facade of perfection.

I have come to love her, enjoy her, and care about her: and her loss is real to me.

And to all of us out here.

Thank you for this post.

mrscravitz said...

So very right about people not understanding 'bloggers'! It frustrates me! I have gotten to know a lot of people, very well actually, thru blogging! Now I am learning about Anna's loss and my heart just cry's out for her loss!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

It diminishes nohing. You are a good friend. Much love to you.

Anna See said...

thank you for your love.