I have a dear friend. I actually met him when I was a kid, so he has known me almost all of my life. We went on many mission trips together as I was growing up. He and his wife were friends with my parents.
None of us had seen or heard from them in many years and then a couple of years back I found them on the Internet. So, H and I have emailed almost daily for about 2 years. It has been really such a blessing to me. He is always encouraging and affirming. When I have a problem he can almost always make me see it in a different way. I just truly admire his wisdom.
Last summer they were able to come out for a visit and we had a great time!! As soon as they walked off the plane and I saw them, I began to cry - after so many years to be able to see them and hug them - it was wonderful!
I sent him an email a few days ago. I asked him for prayer for a situation with a relative. It is not something in my immediate family, but is affecting my loved one deeply and he responded with kind words, and then closed his email with these words: "I am with you in joy and sorrow----LOVE H" It really touched me, mostly because I know he means it and it is the truth. I am SO grateful God has put him back in my life!