My Post On Anissa That I Hated Writing! #prayersforanissa

MY VIEWS | | November 18, 2009 at 7:57 am


I have been back and forth about writing a post about Anissa, I hated anything to sound too eulogy like. But I have already cried enough times as I started pouring over her older posts (thank you @phdinparenting for posting about that letter she wrote to her kids). I know the pain and support for Maddie Spohr but had never really been online in twitter-verse at that time to know too much.

My¬†interaction¬†with Anissa started when I was trying to find quips for a post I was writing on What Not To Say To SAHM. She was the 1st to leave a comment on BlogHer and came back to comment on my post. She was my introduction to the other side. I really don’t want to write here.. Stroke is too personal for me to be logical. My mom, her sister and both her parents died after having a Stroke so I get all clumped up to think about it. I left South Africa soon after so that I could be in a place that does not remind me of a place without her.

The reason I admire Anissa so much was because I knew of the pain she endures as her child battles cancer, but she livens up a room. I managed to catch up with her in BlogHer, Type A Mom conference and at the Aiming Low party in Boston. Anissa, we love you and miss having your snarky comments around. Get on up and shoot a tweet, won’t you?

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    I know this was hard to write – but I’m glad you did and I know Anissa would be too.

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    Diane says:

    Hi there Niri, I feel out of place even leaving a comment. I don’t know her personally. But I have seen so much support over the last couple of days. Beautiful post.

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    I think this is a beautiful post for Anissa, and I’m sure she would absolutely love it.

    She really is an amazing woman.

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    Al_Pal says:

    Great post. I met her at TAM, but have only read a few posts of hers.
    Sorry to hear about your relatives! ;(

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    Lisa says:

    I never met her nor did I know her blog until that awful day. So sad. I hope she recovers. She seems so nice and sincere.

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    I did not know Anissa- but it seems a lot of people I know did… and she sounds like a wonderful person.

    I’ve been following her recovery on Hope4Peyton … and posted about the amazing impact I see that she has had on the Blogging community.

    She sounds like a fighter, I will keep her in my prayers.

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    Thanks for you post. It’s a good reminder that we each form relationships and support networks based on like experience and you never know who you will meet or connect with on an emotional level. It’s all the more reason to respect and encourage each other online and off. Thanks for your great blog btw. You are doing a great job!

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    Meghan says:

    isn’t it wonderful that blogging has created a true community? how else would we all have a chance to learn so much about people who live so far away…or even close by. We would never meet. But, often, it is our blogosphere friends who know just what to say, at just the right time.

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