I have had the rare pleasure of making some very dear, close friends online. This page is only a token gesture for all the love and support they have so graciously given me when I needed them most.
I really wish I could express exactly how much you all mean to me. I know I don't tell you often enough that I appreciate how you have sustained me through some pretty tough times. How do I even come up with the right words?
Maggie, you are such a rare gem. I have come to rely on your friendship and I know you always understand my feelings. I never would have believed that we would develop the kind of friendship that we have. You have been here for me when I needed to talk and proved to me that sorrows shared really are less painful. Through the fears, tears, a few giggles, and some pretty wild chat sessions filled with side splitting laughter I have been eager to see you online. Thank you is so empty considering the joy and love you have brought into my life.
I am anxiously awaiting the day we get to meet in person, Maggie. You have given me a whole new perspective on life.
Jackie, little did I know when Maggie introduced us that such a strong bond of friendship would result. Honestly, I think you are amazing. You are so very busy and still you have time for me and you always include me in everything. How you manage all of the things you do is beyond me, but somehow I do believe Wonder Woman does exist under the guise of "Jackie."
I am so grateful to you for many things, not the least is the way you encourage me when I get kind crazy during our bingo games.
You too have changed my life, Jackie. I want you to know just how important you are to me and how your friendship has helped me to grow.
Ruthie, how I love your sensitiviity and your sense of humor. You have been more than willing to share both and have been generous with the tears and laughter too. Isn't it funny how sharing brings us closer? I have especially enjoyed the zaniness and "trouble" we have gotten into in Team Bingo.
A Friend should be Radical;
They should love you when you're unlovable,
Hug you when you're unhuggable,
And bear you when you're unbearable.
A Friend should be Fanatical;
They should cheer when the whole world boos,
Dance when you get good news,
And cry when you cry too.
But most of all, a Friend should be Mathematical,
They should multiply the joy, Divide the sorrow,
Subtract the past, And add to tomorrow,
Calculate the need deep in your heart,
and always be bigger than the sum of all their parts.
"Some Dreams Come True" © 1999 by Bruce DeBoer