I mark this weekend as the close of a particularly painful period of my life. What began a year ago with a performance at a community theater has come full circle with another, bookending some of the greatest hurt and betrayal I have ever felt in my adult life. It's sad and a little disheartening when a darker chapter of our life closes without full resolution in some areas or with some people but hopefully we can rest in the understanding that it's time to move on to new and better things and that we have learnt and grown from the experience. I do and I have.
I have those who I thought were friends who have left, I having released them into this life and the hands of the Lord. To them I say, "Es tut mir leid und schuld. J'ai fini. До свидания и спокойной ночи."
I have those of you who choose to accept me as I am, with all of my warts, flaws and mistakes. I appreciate that I walk away from this mess with you still in my life. To those of you who stepped up and stayed by my side over this past year, even when at times it was inconvenient and uncomfortable and I was imperfect and fell short, thank you! You have proven yourselves to be true friends, for which I am eternally grateful. Your love, acceptance and forgiveness are amazing!