Saturday, September 05, 2009

Blog Light!

This is not the post I had intended to write today. That post was about me and you and other stuff. I've saved it and it will come in the next few days. This post is about Teri. And Lori. And Tim. And Brian. Some of you know Lori. She's the GNightGirl over at This Just In. Teri is her sister. Tim is Teri's husband. Brian, Lori's son and Teri's nephew. Over the past however many months ~ too many at first and now far too few ~ Lori, her brother-in-law Tim, Teri herself, everyone else who loves Teri, or Lori, or Tim, have been fighting Teri's cancer. Yesterday the cancer won.

Whenever anyone in the community, be it her life community or her cyber one, has a need ~ for a hug, for a supportive word, for a resource, a shoulder, a laugh, a care package to a soldier, any need ~ Lori is the first one there, organizing, calling on, pushing, pulling, supporting, cajoling, badgering...loving. In fact, the title of this post originates with her. As far as I know, she created the blog light. It's similar to the Bat Signal. She told me once during a hard time of my own to remember that if I ever needed anything to just send up the Blog Light and "we'll all come running." Need further proof? Be sure to check out the post immediately prior to the one about Teri. She and Brian were out doing what they do, with pictures to boot. Even during this time, her posts have been beautiful, informative and (although she'll hate my saying this) inspirational. She has actually been concerned about keeping her blog updated. Worried that she was getting too single minded and we weren't enjoying her blog as much. And yet she somehow manages to do all this without being sickly sweet and/or martyred to it. She's as cool as they come.

So, Pobble Readers, please don't comment here. Click on over to Lori's place and tell her she and her family are in your thoughts. Tell her you'll be praying for her. Tell her you're sorry. Tell her whatever but tell her something. I know you don't know her. It doesn't matter. I know it's awkward and weird to leave a comment for someone you don't know. It doesn't matter. Just send her a little support. And thanks.

Those are Pobble Thoughts. And this is where you need to go now.


Rose said...

I'll go stop by now.