Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Who Am I?

I am someone who is incredibly blessed.

I have an incredible husband, who loves me, supports me and accepts me. He is supporting the decision I have made today - one that I had concluded I was going to have to make at some point.

I have incredible children. And grandchildren. They give so much meaning to my life.

I have incredible friends, both in real life and online. Online friends are a special breed of friends. It takes a whole lot of work to get beyond the surface when you may never have heard their voice. It takes effort to hear people's hearts and to be able to tell by reading between the lines when they hurt (we are usually much freer with sharing joy than pain). It takes work to learn to understand people's communication styles - to know when they are joking, or when they are serious; to know when they are speaking their mind or biting their tongues. But these friendships are so, so worth it. There are friends I've made online that I will drop whatever I'm doing if they just need to talk.

Thank you, my dear, dear friends, for keeping my confidence all this time and allowing me to decide how to handle this.

So, for all the rest of my readers, who may not venture in to the Fascination with Kimmer thread today - let me introduce myself. I am MomToEli.

Maybe now the "hints" will stop. Be happy with knowing who I am and leave the other bloggers alone. You are NOT the judge of whether or not we should be anonymous. You simply haven't a clue what is at stake for any one of us.

Somehow, though, I suspect you aren't done yet.