We just lost one of our Sunday School mates last month, but that's not as painful as what veteran Catholic blogger Amy Welborn is going through; her husband Michael died this morning.
Michael collapsed this morning at the gym and was not able to be revived despite the efforts of EMTs and hospital personnel.
We are devastated and beg your prayers.
Even though we've never met or talked, Amy's family to a lot of us in the Blogosphere. She was one of the first examples for me of the Blogosphere intersecting with real life.
Back in 2002, she had posted on having some spare Betty Crocker coupons and was offering them to a reader who's e-mail asking for them. I didn't collect them but my mother-in-law did, so I bopped her an e-mail. A few days later, we get a package from Fort Wayne with the coupons.
I've met three of my blog freinds in person over the years, have seen my pastor start to blog and had the Internet Monk guest-preach at my church, but Amy's kind gesture was the first blog intersection with real life.
I'm not sure what I'd do if I lost Eileen like that. Basket Case is the phrase that comes to mind.
You don't have to beg that hard, Amy. Prayer support is on the way. All of St. Blogs Parish is is their knees, even those of us who spend our Sundays at "ecclesial communities."