I received a message in my "other" box on Facebook. I seldom think to check there, so this message was three weeks old. I didn't know the sender, but she asked if I was related to Patricia de Perez, as I had commented on a post she'd made.
I answered no, not related just friends.
Her reply stunned me. My friend had passed away, three weeks ago. They were trying to locate her next of kin.
How did I miss her three week absence?
Patricia was one of my first internet connects. We followed each other on Twitter, when I finally succumbed to Facebook, we found each other there.
We shared a love for cats, often sharing pictures of our furbabies. She was an advocate for shelter cats.
We liked and shared with each other many posts with mutually shared interests. She loved gardening and crafting. She operated an online gift store. She found beautiful pictures and put them on her Facebook wall.
Her sense of humor often made me giggle.
When I made a Facebook page for this blog, she liked it. Patricia was often the first to "like" and comment on the page when I added a story.
I never met her IRL. Now, I never will.
Rest well my friend. I miss you.