I’m having a really hard time starting this post, because I’m crying while typing, so please forgive typos… I really want to get this out in one shot, though, so I’m gonna keep going.
Tomorrow is the 10-year anniversary of my sister/friend Midnite’s death.
It’s a big milestone, but it still doesn’t feel as though it’s been that long. It feels like yesterday, the way my pain rates right now.
I knew I was going to be walking into a dark place emotionally tonight when I got home.
And then, I stopped to get my mail.
Now, to back up a few days.
There’s a woman whose blog I follow, Jenny Lawson, otherwise known as The Bloggess .
On March 20th, she posted a blog about reaching out to others, and trying to bring some sunshine into their day. She opened her comments to her followers, and let us decide if we wanted to participate too, sending love to each other.
I admit, I picked a few, and sent some things out.
And, I participated, but didn’t really expect anything.
But – of all days…
I got 8 pieces – 8 PIECES of MAIL FROM STRANGERS.
Telling me I was worthy.
Telling me to keep going.
Telling me I was worth it.
Jenny Lawson…you don’t know me. You’ll probably never see this post, or know what you’ve really done for so many of your readers with your blog.
But, I’ll tell you this.
You will never know just how far your words can reach.
All the way into the darkness.