Meredith_0148 by MeredithWilson ()
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I wanted to do a special post because there are a lot of people that are really ill. I tried to think of how to do it and decided that we are all much like coworkers. So I made up this big get well card for all of us to sign. Leave a get well comment and your name will be added.
Laurie, webshadow, is home and resting from heart surgery and DOING GREAT! She is even on-line a little.
Karen, RNKarenER, has a cerebral lesion. She has resumed posting Ė check out her gallery!
Hal, Halcion, is suffering from very debilitating and excruciatingly painful neurological problems in his extremities and is under the very most potent medication.
We think of Renderosity as a place to post our art work and writing, but it is something much more than any art gallery. When Kate first IMíd me about Laurie, within thirty minutes that message had been passed around through other IMís until it was relayed to me six times. God only knows how many friends had read those words and immediately passed it on to their friends.
Renderosity is a community and we are all residents here. We ďvisitĒ each otherís galleries and it is like stepping into our friendís living room. We see what they have been up to and they in turn check on us. There are almost a million images posted here and almost five million active IM (I think Iíve written half of them.) We are interlocking circles of friends that wrap around and around the globe. My friend list has over 500 names in it and grows daily. I suspect that each of you is also linked to many, many friends.
And now, three of our dear friends are in trouble and just like a small town, we all spring to their aid. Iíve lost count of the dedications I have seen in the last twenty-four hours. It is an amazing outpouring of friendship and concern.
I ask that everyone keep Laurie, Karen, and Hal in your thoughts, hearts, and prayers as they all need all the help we can offer. Iím very proud to be their friend and I am very proud to be yours!!!!
I've just found out from Richard, yesitis3, that Lissa_lei in Australia, Ladyhawk in Canada, and Irene in California (or Germany?) are also very ill. Iíve been told that Irene has a lung problem and Lina (lissa lei) has a blood problem and gets transfusions on a regular basis and that Ladyhawk has a lung problem from black mold.
Please keep Fossy, (webmasterfossy) very close to your hearts and in your prayers as he is fighting a very difficult battle with cancer.
Please keep Rick's (Richabri) wife Bev similarly in your hearts and prayers as she too is battling with cancer.
Please add Koty (bonbonish), Evie (evielouise) and her friend Ofelia, Diane, (DIANE603), Lisa, (LadyLisa), Renate, (PANIC912), Dwayne (RETIRED), Shirley, (TheMadPainter), Pierre, (pjero), and Ranko, (animadeus) to your prayers.
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Hi Everyone, I just updated the card and I believe Ive got everyones signatures on it! I had to add another page and juggle names around a little to make things fit well. Please remember that this is not Merediths get well card - it is YOUR get well card. All I have done is maintain it. All of you that have taken the time to open your hearts to those in need are the ones that have made this special! Your outpouring of love, support, and prayers for our ailing Renderosity family is the finest example I have ever seen of what makes this such a very special place! Renderosity is many things, it offers a huge variety of creative works, but the most important thing if provides is a worldwide circles of interlocking friendships! Friendships that span oceans, friendships that span languages, friendships that span cultures - and all linked together and intertwined in a huge tapestry of hope and comfort and love. I am sincerely proud to be a member here - I am sincerely proud to be associated with so many, many wonderful loving people - and I am sincerely proud of what YOU have created here! Love ya one and all!!! Meredith
Best wishes and prayers to all that are ill. Thank the Lord that through the kindness of others those of us who suffer need not suffer alone. We can all gather and share the Love that can so often ease the pain; if only a little. Knowing that in this sometimes cruel, and often heartless world, people who Care can still be found, lends hope to we who find ourselves struggling to march on. May everyone feel a little better as we realize through Merediths and others heart-felt gesture, that this world we live in still has some good left in it. Let us all hold in our hearts a small ray of hope for this haggard old planet and we who dwell upon it. Get well soon :-)
I understand, my best wishes to all of them..After the catastrophic fires that burned half of Peloponnese ,Evia Island,a part of Athens and many of our unique forests.Greece's forests totally burned to the ground,many family's over 3000 are homeless. Its hard times ,that we all have to be there by their side with anything we have.....even with this post....Are thoughts to family's and friend's Sometime like this one ,you can see that we all become one,to a unique aim..but sometimes makes you wonder.....is it necessary to suffer for being one.......?