Reading other's blogs is so strange sometimes. There are the people that I "know" and the people I'm getting to "know". That's OK, I read and comments and learn, and visit and keep up with friends.
There are other blogs that I read, and never comment - and sometimes I wonder if the voyeur in me is reading and following the story - maybe I don't think it's real?
This blog is done by a Mormon lady who had a sister in a terrible accident. Beside the fact that the whole family is absolutely wholesome and gorgeous looking, and they are close knit and tremendously family oriented - there is a sense of reality that comes thru in this blog that is pretty amazing. These people also have such faith - I am both jealous and skeptical. The one sister has taken in the 4 children of the sister in the accident. The sister in the accident was terribly burned and it's just a tragic story. There is tremendous blogging support for this family, on line auctions and fund raisers and concerts. Its unbelievable what the power of this medium can do.
I don't really know why I keep following this blog. Is it voyeurism? Am I hoping for a miracle that the sister will wake up with a whole heart? Do I think I am following a story that must have a happy ending? Is it compassion or "glad it's not me".
I just don't know.
I do know that I have gotten drawn into the family saga, and DO want a happy ending to the story - be it years in coming. Maybe it just the ability to help slightly, by buying something on auction. Maybe it's knowing that the new skin the sister is getting is grown by my company - and I know the tremendous compassion that the people growing those cells have for the burn victims. There are a whole lot more important things going on in this world, but I've gotten caught up in this drama - and yes...have sent up a few prayers for the family. And, am counting my blessings - at least trying to - every day.