Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Magic Of Friends (#3) Internet Friends...

I've done a post like this before:  The Magic Of Friends (#2) - This is one about internet friendship.
*Grins* And, ha, as I'm working on this, I'm talking to a few of my friends. ^_^

This is for my internet friends - some  of you I've known since 2011, a few of you I've met face to face, and so many of you have touched my life and changed it for the better.

Thank you for...Spending hours chatting with me on Skype. Coming around especially on holidays and birthdays to celebrate with me.  Encouraging my dreams. Working through things when we've had misunderstandings. Trusting me. Sending me letters and packages. Critiquing my writing.  Making me laugh. Understanding when I cry. Praying for me through ups and downs. Reminding me of Truth. 

Thank you for... being there for me.

Like all friendships, some of our friendships have changed over time... but I want to thank every one of you for the part you've played in my life.

I'll never forget you.

A lot of goofy stuff, that's what. ;)

I'm grateful for the friends who've... pushed past the words, "I'm okay." to find the truth.

And at 2AM... well, let's just say that the word "hyper" doesn't come close to covering it.

;) But sometimes being up with friends is more fun/important.

Really badly some days...

Still, internet hugs are appreciated.

Ooooh, yes...

See... it's kinda like this sometimes.

This has a lot of truth to it:

I don't really have a problem with the term, "Internet friends", but still, I love this quote... I've had enough times explaining this to really understand the hardness of telling others that just because I haven't met some of my friends face to face,  doesn't mean I don't still love them heart to heart. 

            “I dislike the phrase “Internet friends,” because it implies that people you know online aren’t really your friends, that somehow the friendship is less real or meaningful to you because it happens through Skype or text messages. The measure of a friendship is not its physicality but its significance. Good friendships, online or off, urge us toward empathy; they give us comfort and also pull us out of the prisons of our selves.”

 I thank God often for the blessings He brought through these friendships that I never would've dreamed would become so important to me.


~Ophelia - Marie


  1. *hugs* It has been so very, very good to meet you, ZA. :)

    1. *Hugs back and smiles* It's been very good to meet you too, Shawnie. <3

  2. <3 I know how you feel! So many of my friends are people I've met online. A very special bunch of people one can't imagine not knowing! You've blessed me in so many ways, Mira - especially through your poetry. You're a very talented young lady! *Hugs*

    1. Exactly... not being able to imagine life without them. :)

      Aww, thank you, Elanor. <3 You've always been such an encouragement to me in my writing. *Hugs back*

  3. D'awwww. Now I feel all warm and squishy inside...they must've pulled me out of the oven too soon. ;)

    *hugs* We love you too, Ophelia, all 365 of us. :D

    1. What were you doing in an oven, Jordan? ;) Nevermind, I probably don't wanna know...*Hugs back, grinning at that mental image* That's a lot of love. ;)

  4. * laughs at Jordan* XD
    This was very encouraging, ZA. Thank you. :) <3
    And I totally agree with all of it. I hate when people give me weird looks because I say "No, I met her online." Okay, there ARE predators, but there are MORE of you awesome people than there are of them.

    1. I'm glad it was encouraging to you, Imnott. <3 You're welcome.

      Ha, yup. There are more awesome people than creepers it seems. ;) Hehe, 'cause I've been talking to my internet friends for years, and I'm still well and fine. ;) More than well and fine - I've got a great group of support, encouragement, and prayer who I can go to, and who can come to me. It's... a truly wonderful thing. <3

  5. *bookmarks this post so I can read it again on a rainy day *

    "Internet" friends are like friends that send letters to each other. They can just send faster letters.

    1. *Ish glad ya liked it* ^_^

      ;) Some of my internet friends send me letters through the mail. *Grins* So those take awhile-ish to arrive, depending on how far away they live. ;)


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