Now seems as good a time as any to express my gratitude for the overwhelming on-line support and encouragment I have received from friends and 'strangers' these past few weeks.
I was amazed at the outpouring of love and support I received after I posted about my recent diagnosis -- I had over 500 visitors to my blog and 73 comments!! And that's not including all the people who responded by email! (I don't know about you, but that just blew me away!!)
So many people came to express their support and to add their prayers via David at Treppenwitz, (who wrote a very kind and moving post aout me here) and Leora from Highland Park (who also wrote about me here). I am grateful to both of them for adding their voices to mine, in such a positive way, during such a difficult time for me.
This experience has made me realize how much of a community I have found in the blogosphere.
Blogging helps me feel less isolated during all those times that I am too tired to leave my home.
I know you think I am increadibly busy, but that is just because I never (ok, almost never) write about the days I am too tired to do anything.
On that note, I will mention that when I "disappear" for a few days, it usually means I really am out and about, actually "living" my life. (Admitedly, there are many reasons that I may be feeling too tired to write about it at the end of the day....)
Anyway, my point is simply that I want to thank all of you for your warmth and caring.
It is awesome to have so many people praying for me, all over the world.
God bless you!!
Please daven (or send happy, healing thoughts) for RivkA bat Teirtzel.
With love and optimism,
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