Finally, Mark’s! I doubt a link is necessary, as he has written me over a hundred posts by now!! =]
Hello everyone, this is Mark from The Idiot Speaketh, writing my 237th Guest post for Marlize in recognition of her 1,000th comment on her wonderful blog. Usually I would make up some goofy fictional story about Marlize but today I find myself in more of a serious mood.
At some point in this past year, I was introduced to a blog written by a bubbly South African teen named Marlize. Marlize started reading and commenting on my blog, and I on hers. Her wonderful upbeat and bubbly personality just shined on her blog. I was having some serious problems with depression and it was always nice to know that I could go to Marlize’s blog and would quickly come away with a smile on my face. Marlize has a unique gift of making each of her readers feel like family, true family. I think all of you that read her blog would agree with me!
I became Facebook friends with Marlize and would sometimes chat with her, quickly finding out that she is just as great of a human being as what you read of her on her blog. She introduced me to her wonderful Sister Leandri, and then her Mother Elsa. I have even had the good fortune to meet her Grandmother via Skype. Marlize and her family are like members of my own family now. She is truly a remarkable young woman that we all are extremely blessed to call our friend. You cannot ask for a better friend than Marlize. I jokingly call her my Internet daughter. To me, she is my daughter. I thank the blogging world every day for giving me such a great and wonderful daughter.
Have a great day Marlize!
We all love you!
Mark G. Pakulak
Your Online Dad
:”] [that is tears…] I don’t have words!!! =]