in homeschool coops…
in life groups…
in running groups…
as 5 people link arms and cross the finish line together
supporting one of our own who ran 13.1 miles sick(!!)
(yes, she is amazing!!)
and celebrating the Precious Princesses we ran for…
usually with people I can see.
But I did.
Places I go where I feel a part of a community
Because we interact
Because the hostesses have made me feel valued
Because I have responded to them
and they have responded to me
And I feel loss if I don’t get a chance to connect
Virtual Friends – yes, really truly friends.
I’ve never laid eyes on them
only read their thoughts
And they read mine
But we’ve connected and built community
and some supported me in my Hope Run.
The first person to support me was from my online community group Soli Deo Gloria
my Wise friend, Jean, who prays for us
emails us, encourages us,
and imparts her wisdom
and helps us connect as a group across the 4 corners of the USA!
The second virtual friend
– from GUAM! –
sent me the most perfect card
summing up the whole purpose of the race.
And that card meant more than any amount she ever could have sent
Because we had connected
And her words encouraged me!
All in all, I had 8 people support me.
One-fourth of them I’ve never met in person!
And that was one of the neatest things to share
with the gals during the Princess Weekend
Because God is not bound by space or time or even physical sight.
We are community because of the common bond we share as
Sisters in Christ.
United by His blood
Working for His purposes