I’m totally speechless and want to talk with you guys about this.
And how do I tell people that I want to go cry, even though I’ve never met her? Who will understand that she was a friend like any other friend “in real life” and that I can’t imagine the world without her?
Dewey gave me something to live up to as a blogger and as a human being. We talked a lot during the Read-a-Thon, and while she did mention some health problems, I had NO IDEA they were life-threatening.
But our chats! Oh, it was like a long lost friend! You’d never know we’d never physically met, she was just the kind of person that opened up and showered you with sunshine.
I just don’t know what to say. I’m not eloquent, and I’m trying not to cry here at work. I’ll mourn for her the same way I’d mourn for any friend: with grief and sadness now, slowly turning to fond memories and a warmness in my heart.
I know there’s more I want to say, but I’m speechless.
I love you, Dewey. And always will. You will not be forgotten, and you have left an indelible mark on me, and also on the world.