To all of you who read my post about my father, and who commented or contacted me directly with thoughts of warmth and healing, thank you.
I wrote the post mostly as a means of therapy for myself, a way of completing the loop of closure that is all too often left unclosed when someone important departs your life. That it resulted in such an overwhelming outpouring of support and love was an unexpected yet welcome added benefit. I feel deeply loved.
This underscores why I believe blogging and social media in general are important: It brings people together. In the two-plus years since I started Hedonia, I have been blessed to encounter and meet an incredible array of fascinating and remarkable people, both in a virtual sense and in "real life." I have enjoyed an unparalleled sense of community. It’s hugely important to me, and has been a great comfort during this time.
If I’ve learned anything in the last few months, it’s that life is brief and that there is no point in withholding expressions of love. I am filled with the love you have given me, and I sincerely love you all back.