People are still emailing me their earthquake stories. I've been crying all week.
If I haven't responded to you yet, please know that I am so very grateful for your generosity in sharing your stories with me. I've been traveling this week, so I'm behind in my correspondence. But it has been such a blessing to hear from you. It helps me to know my online friends better. Every story has been of great value. I hope to share some insights soon.
If anyone else feels like responding, it's firstname.lastname@example.org. A few people have said that it was cathartic to write it all out...hard, but worth it. I will, of course, honor your privacy.
One more thing...once in a blue moon, I'll go back and re-read your comments on previous posts for a little encouragement. Sometimes I discover that someone's left a recent comment on an older post. These comments are very precious to me, and I don't ever want to miss any. SO... please feel free to continue commenting on older posts....sometimes the ones that I hope will resonate the most with people receive the fewest responses. It's nice to think that maybe somebody went back and re-read one and thought about it some more. But, it would be great if you could send me a note on the most recent post to tell me that you commented on "X, Y, or Z" so I'll be sure and see it. It kind of feels like getting mail at camp. Exciting! I love, love, love hearing from my readers.
I love you all, whether you ever respond or not. It is such an honor that you take time out of your busy lives to read my words. Thank you, again, for being a part of our story. We are honored by your presence.
p.s. Change is in the wind...