Â Through the Gather community, I have made some wonderful friends whom I will never forget. They have made such an impact on my life. I had emergency surgery in Aug of 2007. My gather friends sent me cards and well wishes. I felt so blessed. I felt like these were friends whom I had grown as close to as my "real world" friends.Â I could never share all the wonderful blessings that I have received from these wonderful new friends. I sit here in tears at theÂ blessings I have received just by knowing these wonderful individuals.
I have many friends in the Gather community that I would love to meet in real life. One such friend is Jax. This friend is just full of surprises! Back in February, she sent me some books to read and they were great. IÂ readÂ them again afterÂ my surgery. They were wonderful books. She was correct, I didÂ enjoy them.
I was expecting it as the wonderful caring lady told me she was sending it to me. What I was not expecting was just what all she sent. This new friend of mine is such a kind, compassionate person with kids of her own. Yet, she took the time to reach out and share with me.Â She knew that I loved historical fiction. She said she knew I would enjoy these books. She was correct in that assumption.
Â Just a few weeks ago, I had major surgery again. This time I got so depressed after the surgery. It was so hard on me.
Last week was really hard for me. It was one of those times that seems like everything that could go wrong - did go wrong. The fact that I am not allowed to do anything yet did not help. I am a very active person so it has been very difficult for me. When the mail arrived, there was a package for me. It had no return address. I opened it up and there was a get well card, a Atlanta GA key ring, a bookmark with cross on attached, a coupon for a free bottle of Orange juice.
The card was signed with a name that I was not familiar with. I looked at the post mark and noted the state. Through process of elimination in my mind, I thought I knew who sent it. I emailed her and sure enough she had sent it.
I cried as I read the card. It was just what I needed yesterday. It humbled me and made me realize that life is not as hard as I had thought it was. It also reminded me that I am not alone. Heavenly Father is there and he has sent me a friend to remind me of that fact. He sent Jax.Â I have friends, real friends. Even though I have never met Jax in person, I feel that we have a strong bond between us. She is great. I am grateful to her for reminding me that I am not alone. Thank You Janet "Jax" B.! Thank you so very much. You are a wonderful friend.