Today I found out that someone I have been praying for over the past several months succumbed to cancer. I have never met Brian in person. I have never met his wife Angie either, but I have been reading her blog, Keep Believing, faithfully and praying for them and their two boys for quite a while.
Brian died in the early hours this morning and I am at a loss. How do I grieve for someone I don't "really" know? This family lives halfway across the nation from me, so I won't be attending any services. I can't stop by with a meal or a warm hug. But my heart breaks for them.
I can (and did) leave my condolences in the comments of Angie's blog. I can send a card and I can continue to pray for her and the boys. It just doesn't feel like enough.
Maybe you have had a similar experience. Maybe you've lost what my husband calls a "virtual friend" too. If so, I'd like to hear how it impacted you. How did you grieve? How did you reach out?
Thanks for sharing your thoughts with me. And please pray for Angie and her boys. They are going to need a lot of love and courage as they walk through their grief.