Many people tell me that online relationships are shallow, superficial, and even false. Maybe at first I might have agreed. Now I flatly disagree. I have made some incredible friends online, some strong connections, and even life-long companions. Online relationships are real relationships.
One man that I check in on every once in a while because I appreciate his sane voice in the madness of religion is Darin Hufford. Darin is very sick. The last I heard is that his body has flown into full-on complications. It stirs up a lot of emotion in me because a few years ago my son Jesse was in the hospital for a throat infection when all of a sudden the infection went septic and everything started spinning out of control. I was afraid we were going to lose him. But he came back. I want the same for Darin.
I feel for Darin, his family and his friends. These feelings are true. My concern, yes… even my love for him is real.
I thought of this older popular cartoon of mine. So I dedicate it to him today. For you Darin, with love!