I just said those words to my husband. Then I found myself feeling a little foolish for having said them.
Our dogwoods are in full bloom right now, reminding me that it's a normal April in some ways.
You may know that this coming week is going to be full of challenges for me. My husband will have open-heart surgery on Tuesday, April 12, just three days from now. He'll be admitted to the hospital on April 11, just two days from now. So the list of things I need to do right now is a mile long--things I need to do for my husband, for my children, for other people I love, for organizations I care about.
And then, of course, there are some things I need to do for myself. I feel a real sense of urgency to take care of myself right now, because I know that I need to be in good shape to take care of my husband this coming week.
In the midst of all that, I'm thinking that I NEED to write a blog post? What on earth? It's not like thousands of people are clamoring to read my words. I'm not on a schedule. I have no particular obligations to anyone. "Are you crazy?" I asked myself.
Then I realized that I do feel a need to write a blog post--not because I need to produce copy or garner lots of page views or keep things current. What I need to do is to stay connected with my blogging friends. Just as surely as I need connection with the friends and family I can touch and see, I need connection with the friends I've made through blogging.
People who don't read blogs don't understand this kind of connection, do they? They look at us as if they think we're naive or delusional. But these connections are real, even if they get expressed virtually.
I appreciate so much the connection I share with all of you. This is something I've always known. But as I face my husband's surgery, I'm reminded of it afresh.
So what's going on with you? Please let me know! You know I need your prayers right now; perhaps you need mine, too.
I'm so grateful for you!