Hello kind friends. I needed to come here for a moment to say that you amaze me. I am again brought to my knees, but this time by your true outpouring of love, gratitude, and understanding.
Thank you for your words.
For your acceptance.
For your empathy and your love.
Thank you for truly seeing me.
And thank you for taking a moment to tell me what this space and these words mean to you. I truly had no idea how deeply you have been touched.
So yes, I'm going ot take a deep breath (as many of you suggested) and perhaps have a birthday do-over (as many of you have also suggested). I need to sit a while with where to go from here, but know that I will be back. And soon.
I do need some time to heal and rest and connect with why I come here, but I needed to tell you that I have read – and felt in my soul – every comment, every message, every emotion-filled email. (Yes, most with tears streaming down my cheeks.) Oh, my. Those were powerful words. And for that I thank you.
I don't know where I will go from here, but the critical mass of your voices is sending me a clear message that what I have offered to you here is of value. I'm honored. And I appreciate you finding your collective voice to tell me all that you have.
So much love, gratitude, and – yes – peace,