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I've seen the term "emaginary friend" tossed around now and again. I'm not a huge fan of the phrase--which is odd because I'm normally all for word play and puns. But I am a huge proponent of Facebook BFFs, blog friends, WoW buddies, and any other technologically connecting opportunities for people to bless one another (yes, even texting and Twitter... even if I haven't found them particularly viable for my situation).

I was awoken at 3am this morning by one of my friends who needed to talk.

We talked.

It was good.

I love my friends, both the ones IRL and Online. And blogging has opened up the world to even more people with whom I can interact, learn from, and be blessed by.

Several things got me thinking about these electronic opportunities to touch lives, but the most powerful was something that ended up in my Other Posts of Note yesterday: Yet another fantastic post by Mary Grace (at least, I thought so).

Call me overly sentimental, emotional, sappy, or whatever, but I feel like giving you-all a great big internet hug:

<big hug>

Thanks for being my friend, and I am honored to be counted among yours.

 ~Luke Holzmann
Filmmaker, Writer, Surrogate Father

Disclaimer: If you do not like virtual hugs or do not want me as a friend and so would rather keep your distance, please disregard this post. <smile>

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  1. mom

    Yay for Mary Grace and her heart for adoption as well as inviting more people to pray for you and Brittany!

    Tammy ~@~

  2. Karen (KayKay)

    Oh Luke, I missed that post by Mary Grace. It was wonderful. My heart and prayers go out to you and yours as you wait.

  3. Kim & Dave

    I agree, Luke!!! I am so blessed by the things I have learned by these "NOT IRL" friends!!!

  4. mary grace

    I, too, have been blessed incredibly by the people I've never met IRL, but who have comforted me, challenged me, and made me think. Thanks for being one of them. Hugs back at 'ya.

  5. Kelsey

    Love this it is so true!

  6. Heather the Mama Duk

    I don't have any emaginary friends. They live in my computer and so are totally real.

  7. Luke

    Tammy, totally! <smile>

    Karen, thank you so much!

    Kim, yep. Almost daily. <smile>

    Mary Grace, you're welcome! And thanks <smile>.

    Kelsey, thanks!

    Heather, that's a very good point, and one of the reasons I don't like the term "emaginary": You're all far too real... and for that, I am grateful. <smile>