If anyone doubts that the Internet can be used for the good just as well as the bad, I hope you will read the following Web sites. Molly Guthrey Millett of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, former Fargoan who now writes remotely from her temporary home in Oregon, has taken up the task of following the story of blogger-writer Emilie Lemmons and exemplifying beautifully how the Web can be a life-giving force.
In the wake of Emilie’s death, a community of grievers has formed online. Since so many of us came to know Emilie through her blog, it seems fitting that we would mourn her using the same vehicle she used to reach out and touch us.
To see more, please read Molly’s latest:
In her blog entry, she includes a link to another blogger-mother in the Twin Cities, Melissa Bickel Berggren, who is collecting a list and links to all of the blogs that have paid tribute to Emilie. It is truly amazing how the picture of Emilie’s life and its impact is expanding and touching even more people in an even deeper, more expansive way through these ongoing connections. I have to believe Emilie is tickled to see how we are continuing to connect and love one another, and her, even in her absence.
On a personal note, I’ve received several blog comments and email messages from my readers/blogger friends as I’ve continued to absorb and process loss. Thank you, kindly, for reaching out. It has been a blessing to me — not just virtual, but real.