I have been repeatedly blessed by friends and friendships,and kudos to the internet for helping me make most of them, actually. Through friendships I have traveled to Ireland, paid for a messy divorce, met a spouse, learned ASL, paid for an unexpected funeral/death, been supported through widowhood, will have a book published and many many MANY more things. I hope I have been a good friend in return. I hope I have paid it forward and backward. I want, more than anything, to be a blessing to my friends.
I feel like I’m starting to come out of the fog of my hobbit’s death. I know it doesn’t make me miss him less, or love him less, but it does let me feel a little more like myself–and I need that. I haven’t been able to write for a while now, but I am starting to get back into things that I had set aside because I simply wasn’t myself.