1. Denise on April 14, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    I totally agree, Diane! There are SO many amazing and inspiring stories we might never know were it not for the Internet.

  2. Margo on April 15, 2010 at 8:13 am

    A beautiful post Diane…why else are we on this earth if not for love, compassion and to help others…the internet
    reaches out to all of us and is a great teacher.

  3. Debbie on April 15, 2010 at 9:05 am

    There it is……empathy. That is what sets you apart from others in your writing. Why your readers feel that they (I) can connect with you. Thank you for being who you are.

  4. brenda on April 18, 2010 at 11:51 am

    Love this post…it is who you are…
    For those of you who have not read the little book WEDNESDAY LETTERS…it is a joy…I plan to loan it to several…what an eye opener…

  5. Robert on April 22, 2010 at 1:36 am

    I told Kay about what you have written here – she’s not feeling so good at the moment. We’re both very moved. Thank you.

  6. Aunty Ali on April 22, 2010 at 7:18 am

    Thank you for writing these lovely words. I think there’s more love out there than we sometimes realise in these confusing times. I am drawn to also think about those bone marrow donors who are giving hope to others in their darkest hours. I reflect on the idea that this world is full of generous amazing strangers who enrich ourlives from afar, in whatever style or through whatever medium they chose to do it.

  7. clio on September 14, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    So sorry to hear about this little girl. It breaks my heart, especially for children, since I have 2 young girls. Ever since I had children, the world changed for me, it seems like everything I do, feel, think about, consider has my children and all children in mind, even in books.
    I will keep her and her family in my prayers tonight. WE have a little friend – Jeremy – who is 7 and has been battling leukenia for over 2 yrs now. He is the sweetest boy you will ever be. He is so brave bt has gone through so much. He is doing well though, thank God. At his last b-day party in Jan., we met some of his friends from the hospital and some just break your heart, all with leukemia too, and a few, Jeremy’s mom has told me did not make it.
    Again, so sorry about it. Isn’t the internet wonderful for connecting people, helping one another, creating bridges when you need, the positive side of the net is amazing and I’ve even made a couple of book friends through your site Diane and I love talking book and life with them. This connection has been important to me right now with a few things that I am involved that has brought positive results and made me very happy to be connected.
    I look forward to reading your book when it is out.
    Best of luck!!

  8. Jenna on September 15, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    How true it is Diane!! And I could not agree more with Debbie your empathy is what draws me to your books. I share the same empathy. I always just wish there was more I could do. One of the guys in my husband’s fire department has a granddaughter with lukemia. She was diagnosed just before she turned two and it was a long hard road, but then she went into remission and has been doing great for the past five years. We just got word that it is back and my heart breaks for her and her family everytime I look at one of my own little girls. I figure one of the best things I can do is teach my children to reach out and help where they can so this November my 10 year old twin daughters will be selling jewlrey at the local craft fair to rase money for Jada and her family.

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