A Brief Check-In

Monday, June 13, 2016

Hello everyone. A very brief post.

I've been dealing with the fallout from two incidents with my family over the past few weeks. I'm not comfortable saying more than that at the moment. But I can say that they have caused me a great deal of pain and heartache - some of the worst of my life. 

I'm currently weighing my options regarding how I move forward. And I *will* be moving forward. I will NOT allow their actions - overt and otherwise - stop me. Enough said for now.

I want to conclude by thanking several people who have gone above and beyond to help me. 

My colleague S has been there when I simply needed to not be alone. Thank you for being there, hon. 

My therapist, M, has twice taken time out of her busy schedule to talk to me on short notice. Her compassion and insight have been invaluable. I will never be able to repay the debt I owe you.

My friend F, who has known me almost literally my entire life, spent an entire afternoon today listening quietly but intently as only he can. 

I can sum up F as a friend by telling you the question he asked as our conversation drew to a close: "What can I do to help you, Cass? Anything I can do, I will." That is a true friend.

Finally, and most of all, thank you to my dear friend Alice. The last six months have been some of the most difficult of my life, and at a time when I had been hurt terribly by someone I loved deeply (and still do, in spite of everything), you have been there for me. Thank you, hon. xoxoxo

Hoping to write more soon. In the meantime, please keep the 50 innocent people murdered by a hateful thug in your thoughts. We live in dark, dark times. The only option, in the words of the great Bruce Cockburn, is to "kick at the darkness 'til it bleeds daylight." Amen.


Jenna on June 13, 2016 at 2:02 AM said...

We all need friends in our lives who are there for us when things are hard, to provide us with support and someone to talk to. I'm glad that you have people in your life that can do that.

You know how to get in touch if you ever need another ear. Take care x

Stace on June 13, 2016 at 2:21 AM said...

Hey Cass,

Sorry that things are still tough for you. Hang in there, and remember whilst I may be half a world away you can always bend my ear via email if you need.


Halle on June 13, 2016 at 9:48 AM said...

There is no way I would be here now without the sort of friendships you have described, and one friend in particular, of course. I am repeating the offers above; you know my ear is yours Hon.

Hugs, Deanna

Cassidy on June 17, 2016 at 9:59 PM said...

Thank you, Jenna, Stace, & Dea. Your kindness has helped more than you can know. I'm fortunate to have you all in my life. Thank you all.

Hugs & love,
Cassidy xoxoxo

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