I'm going to keep right on going with my head held high.
How do I follow up after a post like that? How do I express my awe, my gratitude, my heartfelt sadness to all who have responded? I get you. I feel you. I am so sorry you have to go through this. THANK YOU from deeper places within me than I am aware for sharing your comments, your honesty, your selves with me.
It is the morning after a mind-blowing time and I've been putting off dealing with it. I've been lying in bed, not writing any posts...because how can anything I do now compare?
I put myself completely out there. I received such authentic love. We experienced a deep connection that I was totally not expecting. And then we rested in what it meant - what it means.
And now, I don't know what to say. It's kinda akward. I don't want to leave you hanging, to sneak out the back door and say, "Hey, that was great!...maybe I'll follow up in a few years". But I also can't sit here, wrapped in the warm lovin', leaving both of us to keep thinking.
Life does go on.
So I'm up now, getting this hard step - this first after-post - out of the way. It's no where near as exhilerating as what we shared before. But because we shared that...because I put myself out there for you and because you...Yes YOU...responded and felt and were honest and loving and human...we can both giggle and return to a life that is substantially more intriguing and full of possibility than the one from which we came.
I have so much more to share with you. I feel more alive, more ready to talk with a voice that is Authentic. The experience of sharing has LITERALLY changed my life.
But first, I'm going to go get some food. I need nourishment, ya know? Want anything? You stay, rest...
I promise I will be right back.
And together, pooches against our waistbands, strength within our cores, we will breathe a little easier and share so much more.