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As I meet even more friends of the heart, their names will be added to this page...

Relationships formed with cyber friends are often referred to as "cyberspace friendships" or "friends without faces." 
 
This page is dedicated to all the people I've met online who have carved a special place for themselves in my heart. The friends that I will be adding to this page are those who have inspired me, encouraged me, supported me, prayed for me, and loved me. They have all touched my heart in a way that no one else could.
So please come back to read about the 'friends of my heart.'
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We met upon the Internet,
A friendship electronic,
Expressed alone in words and thoughts,
Inevitably platonic.
We live too far apart for us
To mingle in the flesh,
But much mor close than family,
Our hearts and feelings mesh.
Your dear, dear self reveals itself
Without a voice or face.
We have our own home sweet home within
Our precious cyberspace.
 
~Author Unknown

Since I may not see your face
Or ever shake your hand
I send my soul
Through time and space
To greet you...
You will understand.
 
~James Elroy Fletcher


Jaya (India) ~ She touched my life for only a short time, but obviously long enough to leave a forever imprint on my heart. I miss her gentle strength and cyber hugs .
 
Jen (Calif.) ~ She has not only been my "boss," but also my dear friend. She has a remarkable way of lighting the inner flame, not only within myself, but countless others, as well.
(I will sorely miss you! May God bless you real good!)
 
Lin ~ What can I say about Lin? Not nearly enough, for sure. She is one of the most compassionate human beings I've ever met - in cyberspace or in "real" life. When I need to be reminded that I'm someone special, she has me back to believing in myself in no time. In Lin, I have discovered a treasure more valuable than gold. 
 
Marie (Canada) ~ Another someone whom I met when I first went online. We have exchanged snail mail addresses and phone numbers. When I'm in desperate need of a hug, no one gives them better than Marie. Truly an angel! Note: Marie passed away in March, 2008. Visit her memorial page. Remember Marie]
 
Mary Ann (New York) ~ One of the first persons I met when I first came online. Our friendship (and trust!) grew and we exchanged addresses, phone numbers, and care packages via snail mail. Our lives took different turns and we no longer keep in touch, but my life has been made richer because she became such an important part of it. She is the one who first gave wings to my initial...^C^
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We met upon the Internet,
A friendship electronic,
Expressed alone in words and thoughts,
Inevitably platonic.
We live too far apart for us
To mingle in the flesh,
But much mor close than family,
Our hearts and feelings mesh.
Your dear, dear self reveals itself
Without a voice or face.
We have our own home sweet home within
Our precious cyberspace.
 
~Author Unknown
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There are those whom this page would not be complete if I didn't mention them here, however briefly. Our time together came and went much too quickly, but not without leaving an imprint in my heart. I remember our good times with love and a smile.
[Little] Amy (I cannot remember Amy's screen name any longer)
Bea
Jazzrose
[Little Angel] Elia
 Bewsbud (Yvonne)
Ethix
Genie
Katherine
Meri (Ladybug - can't remember the rest) and all the "original" clique at Friends for Life
Raine
SpecialM
Smoh
 
 
 
"Some people come into our lives and quickly go
Others stay for a while and leave footprints on our hearts
And we are never, ever the same."
 
 
 
 
 
 

CindyO (Cindy) ~ A dear person whom I met  on a message board. She immediately took me under her wing and gave me hope at a time when I needed it most.
 
Crzykat1 (Kat) ~  Our special bond has grown closer and closer throughout our time on the Internet together.
 
Emotionalyoyo (Susan) ~ A heart so huge and definitely in the 'right' place! Always ready with a compliment. Her determination to "get things done" never falters and, I for one, am so proud of her.
 
Eripaul (Paula) ~ Anyone who's life Paula touched could not help but love her! Another of my co-hosts, she was a constant ray of sunshine each and every day.
 
Glebou (Gaye) ~ Our friendship flourished basically because we have accepted one another for the completely different individuals that we are. I greatly admire the strength that has helped her through so much in her personal life. And she throws a mean rotten tomato, too! ;) How boring it would be if she were not a part of my life's journey!
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~Friendship~
 
Friendship is the comfort
The inexpressible comfort
Of feeling safe with a person
Having to neither weigh thoughts
Nor measure words
But pouring all right out
Just as they are
Chaff and grain together
Certain that a friendly
Faithful hand
Will take and sift them
Keep what is worth keeping
And with a breath of comfort
Blow the rest away.
 
~author unknown
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KittyKats4 (Tracy) ~ Her "honeys" and "sweeties" endeared her to not only myself but to many others, as well. Her heart was filled to overflowing with compassion and genuine caring for others. I miss her.
 
Luv2cans (Jill) ~ A truly remarkable lady with a heart of gold. One of a kind! (I miss you, Jill.)
 
MizLizzy (Jill) ~ This wonderful lady came to my rescue many, many times without a moment's hesitation and I will be forever grateful! She is a blessed beacon of light and I miss her acutely.
 
Mystry13 (Helen)  ~ A solid presence in my life, always uplifting and encouraging me with words of kindness and love. Though we have lost contact, I think of her often and miss her greatly.
 
Skyyygazer (Amy) ~ With a heart as big as Texas and beyond,
she is a truly special person! I loved every minute of working alongside of her! We have lost touch, but I think of her often.
 
Songa ~ One of the sweetest ladies I have ever had the pleasure of knowing in cyberspace! We have lost contact and I miss her!
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Our Web Friends Are Like Angels...
You Know They Are There Even Though You May Never See Them Face to Face.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

"Can miles truly separate us from friends? If we want to be with someone we love, aren't we already there? "
~Richard Bach

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