After Barbaro, the great racehorse, who was critically injured in 2006 during the Preakness Race, I was totally devastated.
While searching the Internet to follow his progress, I discovered a group of like-minded people who joined together in support of one another by sharing feelings and sending their prayers to Barbaro, his owners, his Veterinarians and all his connections who worked tirelessly to help this brave and courageous horse to recover. We all mourned deeply upon his loss.
One of the folks I met through a nightly prayer vigil held for Barbaro in a private room on AOL, was Sheila, a charming woman who was living in South America at the time. A horse lover with a great sense of humor, and hope, her spirit and huge heart drew me to get to know her better, and to ultimately become good friends.Thankfully, long distances disappear through the magic of online life.
Our love for horses and our passion for all animals, in fact, remains the basis for our on-going friendship.
Sheila recently sent me a photograph of her atop her beloved mare, Sarah. This picture inspired me to share a little about how my Internet friends bring so much joy to my life.
Have anyone had a similar experience and as a result made a close and enduring friendships through the Internet?