I’ve been blogging since 2007.
One of the first bloggy friends I made was Rebecca.
She and I share so many of the same interests, and after a few years of reading and commenting on each others’ blogs, we became friends on Facebook.
We’re friends on Goodreads too.
We have even exchanged phone numbers, and we text each other during our favorite television shows.
No, I’ve never met her “in real life,” but I know our friendship is as solid as any of those that allow people to meet at Starbucks regularly.
I rejoice in her triumphs, and I celebrate her victories.
I share in her troubles, and cry when she’s sad.
Tonight, I’m shedding tears for my sweet friend and her husband.
They just lost their beloved dog, Buffy.
She had been posting updates about her sweet girl who, unfortunately, had been recently diagnosed with liver cancer.
Oh, how my heart hurt for her as she tried to find joy for each day she was given.
It wasn’t too long ago when I walked that same path with my Aubie, so I know exactly what she is going through right now.
Tonight, I was heartbroken to learn that Buffy had lost the fight, and I am crying very real tears for my hurting friends.
They are kindred spirits, giving their love to a home full of fur babies, so I understand how deep their pain runs right now.
I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I could be there with you to hug you.
Please know that I am praying for you…that you would feel God’s love around you even now as you mourn for Buffy.
Please give Ricky a hug for me, and hug your other babies too.
I love you, dear Friend, and am so grateful for our friendship.
It matters not how we met but only that we are joined together in the family of God.