Touched by my virtual community

Sesuai dengan majunya perkembangan dan kemajuan teknologi, bukanlah suatu hal yang aneh bila seseorang terlibat dalam berbagai macam komunitas mailing list.  Salah satu mailing list di mana saya terdaftar menjadi salah seorang anggotanya merupakan suatu komunitas penggemar makanan dan jalan-jalan.  Dari sekian banyak kopdar (gathering) yang sering diadakan, baru dua kali saya dapat menghadirinya. It was a fun gathering and the most impressive about it was… the warmth of the relationship.

Pagi ini saat saya membaca salah satu email dari milis tersebut di kantor, saya merasakan lagi kehangatan hubungan yang — menurut saya — sebenarnya hanya virtual (karena saya belum pernah bertemu).  Email itu membuat saya terharu dan menitikkan air mata saat membacanya.  Saya memang belum pernah bertemu si penulis email dan bahkan tidak datang ke acara duka tersebut, tetapi entah kenapa, ada suatu keharuan dan perasaan hangat yang terasa di hati yang tidak dapat dijelaskan.

Saya bersyukur bisa terlibat di komunitas ini, suatu komunitas yang memiliki nilai-nilai kekeluargaan dan persahabatan yang saya pegang selama ini.  Saya bersyukur untuk nilai-nilai kepercayaan dan kejujuran yang ada di dalamnya.  Saya bersyukur dianggap dan memiliki bagian dalam keluarga ini.

Untuk keluarga JS-ku (terutama member ‘gila’ nya… — ehm.. you know who.. ^_^).

Cheers,

Sinta

***Berikut saya attach email dari Gildas (via Bp. BW).  Pak Gildas, God is good all the times… Bless you, Sir!

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Subject: Ucapan Terima Kasih dari Gildas

Keluarga JS-ku,
Di bawah ini adalah ucapan terima kasih dari Gildas yang saya terima via japri.

Salam,
Bondan

Dear friends,

First of all, I would like to say….

Thanks for your prays (whatever your religion)…
Thanks for your help to get the flight from Pau to Jakarta immediately…
Thanks to be present in the hospital…
Thanks to take of my children in the hospital…
Thanks to sent me many beautiful flowers…
Thanks to give me short phone call…
Thanks to sent me many SMS…
Thanks to write me many emails…
Thanks to arrange my personnal effect in Pau…
Thanks to sell my car…
Thanks to provide many helps…
Thanks to be ready to help me…
Thanks for you deepest sympathy….
Thanks to close for 3 days one of Indonesian biggest maling list…
Thanks for anything….

According to some of you, the accident was covered by some Indonesian televisions and news papers, eventhough they were not accurate.  Currently, My children and I are not ready to know more detail about the accident. I have no objection if you want to share the story between you. But… thanks to keep it “secret” from us.

My children and I believe in God. We believe, for sure, that Dede and Alethea (our baby) are in the heaven with God. But…
It is very difficult for me to believe that my children and I shall build our life from beginning.
It is very difficult for me to be a mother for my children. I have no competence.

Dede and I believe that God’s way is the best for us. But…it is very-very difficult for me to accept the condition when our planning >< God’s.

Normally…
05/07/2005, we would be met together in the airport after 2 months separation
07/07/05, Alethea would be borned by caesarian
12/07/05, Dede’s birthday
etc…etc…

Dede and I were always praying to be used by God to serve anyone. We believe “When we give, we receive.” But, I have no motivation for anything, except for my children. So, I try to do anything to mentally survive, including to write this email and keep praying.

Since the last few days, we are staying in KDM (a foundation created by my father to serve homeless people and street children). Gail and Glad are quite OK during the day, but not me.  At night, before sleep, that is the most difficult time for us. We talk each other about their mother. Everyday, Gail explains to me everything that her mother was preparing for me, for her, for Glad and for Alethea. Dede is still the best for us.

Everynight, we are asking to God that oneday, we can remember Dede with smile, like her beautiful smile.  We don’t know when that day will arrive….we just follow the God’s plan.

Many…many thanks to all of you from our heart ’cause you are helping us to survive…

Amicalement,

Gildas, Abigail and Gladwin

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