Saturday, April 6, 2013

Coming Home

I began this blog talking about the hypocrisy I experienced at a "welcoming" church.  It then enabled me to come out as a rape and violence survivor, process the hell of slogging through PTSD therapy, and share my breast cancer journey. I've received tremendous support through it all.
 
Then I allowed some people to take away my sense of safety in telling those stories and I ran away from this site.
 
But I am coming home. Here.
 
Here I want to finish those stories because they are mine.  And they are many others too. 
 
 
I am not afraid.  And I am feeling triumphant.
 
I just enjoyed a wonderful vacation with Martha to the very gay friendly New Orleans where I had an extraordinary epiphany, the details of which will be the subject of many of my next posts.
 
I am currently winding my way home - on a quick "bucket list" trip to North Carolina to visit the Olmstead designed landscape at Biltmore,  the last of his major works that I have not seen.  
 
And then I will be coming home.  Home to family.   Home to friends.   And home to this space. . .  
 
 
. . . full of grace and full of happy.
 
I hope that you will join me.

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    1. Thanks! It's good to be home.

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  2. Oh how you have been missed. So glad to see you're back!

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    1. I have missed you too! You need to give us all an update . . .

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  3. Yay! So, so glad that you are back and feeling happy and triumphant. Ok, the triumphant thing is my interpretation... but still!

    Don't let anyone take away your sense of safety, sense of self, sense of purpose, sense of rightness and belonging in your own space in this world. We can't let the bastards win. Period. Full Stop.

    Welcome back, my friend. How I've missed you...

    a million x's and o's....

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    1. You're right - I AM feeling triumphant!

      I may have lost (quite) a few battles, but I think I am about to win the war. We will never let them win!

      All that love right back at ya!

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  4. This is great news! You have been an inspiration to so many.

    May I link your site to my survivor site?

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    1. Yes, of course link to me. And I will do better following your readers. We all need to stand together.

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  5. So wonderful to read that you are feeling happy and triumphant and unafraid!!!

    I echo everyone else in saying that I am glad to see you back here and look forward to hearing about your continuing stories, your epiphany, and your travels.

    Have a safe journey home.

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    1. Thank you Sue. I am excited about writing here again. Now I only need to find the time . . .

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  6. Howdy! I just saw you over on 35JupiterDrive and came over to see you again. It's great to see you and I'll be following you now. Looking forward to more.

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  7. Thanks MS! I have continued to follow you, although my commenting seriously lagged. It feels it's good to be back.

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  8. This sounds so very wonderful! So glad that you are feeling empowered and not afraid.
    Big hugs!!

    K~

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