I have a dear friend whom I’ve never met; her name is Nelba and she lives in South Africa.
When I began blogging, my first entry went up on Postcards from Holland. Moreena, the site’s creator, had to walk me through each step, and even then, it felt as if I’d just tossed a message in a bottle out to sea. The message reached Nelba; she commented on my post with such kindness and insight. I felt that in her, I had a true friend.
Nelba’s blog, Chocolachillie, became one of my regular reads, and I grew to love her life, her family, and her beautiful boy Loren. And now, as Nelba faces the loss of Loren, I don’t know what to say.
Christy writes beautifully about Nelba and Loren in this post. They’re not my words, but they are more beautiful than anything I could say.
Nelba, thank you for sharing your life with me, and thank you for your friendship. I’m holding you and your family in my heart.