I do think that my parents would be proud of me for coming to a place in my beliefs where I can write about them for the benefit of another person. Hellenismos is, after all, a faith that is rooted in the family first and foremost. Although I would LIKE it if I had friends in the area to worship with, that is not something that is actually a requirement as long as my husband, daughter and I can all worship together.
Because of the internet, I have been able to make friends with fellow worshipers around the world and become friends with them. Even if I never meet them face-to-face, the friendship they have offered to me is a very real one and I enjoy talking with them about the various things we are all doing to honor the Gods in our lives.
I have learned a lot from my friends and even more from my family when it comes to matters of faith, and I am grateful that the Gods have left their mark on my life in this way.