One of the most gratifying things about this blogging experience has been the extent to which it has been possible to develop what I’m sure are genuine friendships. There are a number of people who I have ‘met’ only virtually and yet I feel confident that I can count them among my friends. National borders and sheer distance are not barriers over the net.
One of the earliest and best friends I’ve made is a retired UMC minister. Let’s call him H, because that is what I do, in fact, call him. H is rare among my internet friends in that we have actually met in the flesh. A couple of years ago he and his wife invited me and my family to stay with them in their home for a few days and I’m bound to say that it was a thoroughly delightful experience, one of the highlights of a trip to the States.
H’s son Eric is a blogger, and I’ve been reading his blog for a little while. Now I discover that H’s brother, also a retired UMC pastor, has a blog too. And his niece. That’s practically a blogging dynasty.
I’m really going to have to have another go at H about posting here.