Just a short note to say thank you to everyone who commented on my last blog post, on Instagram and on Facebook sending us peace, strength and love. And gratitude to those of you who shared your heartfelt stories of your own loss and/or struggles with your own depression or that of a loved one. Thank you to everyone who shared my story on Facebook and Twitter. And also, thank you to Canadian Living who published the story on their site and Facebook page because a friend of mine who works there thought it needed to be shared. Because of that, it was shared hundreds of times. Thousands of people have read our story and I know many connected with it in some way.
I also wanted to say that the piece I wrote was already lengthy at over 2300 words and I didn’t want to make it any longer. I didn’t have a chance to mention how we are doing today. I just want you all to know that we are doing fine considering our journey. We both have very good therapists/psychologists who are helping us deal with the grief, develop coping strategies and make a plan forward. We have a circle of family and friends around us who we can count on. It certainly hasn’t been easy but we have seen glimpses of joy and happiness too.
And to a reader who left this comment, thank you:
My word for 2017 is Kindness and what you have written (so beautifully) is a reminder to me that I never know when I may interact with one of the Ricks of this world and I hope by being Kind it may give them the strength to live one more day and hopefully get the help that they need. Can you imagine an entire society that is Kind?
I will be back to writing decor/design posts shortly (I have a lot to share from KBIS and BlogTour Orlando.) But I would have been remiss if I didn’t acknowledge and thank those of you who took time out of your busy day to share my story, share your own story and to offer support and kindness. We really found comfort in your words and we appreciate you taking the time to share them.
Wishing you well,