This morning a very cool friend told me she reads my blog every day. She said she was sorry I had to write it, but she understood why I do. She said: “You have to do it.” And she should know. We became friends before we learned that both of us had lost a brother to murder.
Here is a quote from an email I received a little while back from a reader. I didn’t ask for permission to quote from it here, but I am hoping it will be ok. I was reeling that week and this email righted the ship:
I am writing today because I cannot keep this in and I wanted you to know that I “get it”.
My heart was breaking for you when I read your post on May 28, 2013 and again on June 3, 2013. I do not understand some of these people who comment on your blog that cannot see between the lines of 1) the failed investigation and 2) why you are posting a blog in the first place, and 3) that you are an educated woman with character and common sense, and 4) that your family(as the other families) have experienced things that not a one of us has EVER had to go through. It makes my blood boil at the ignorance. I am sorry if this comes across harsh…I will not apologize for these feelings or thoughts. I know you “get it”.
You should no way have to keep repeating yourself about your motivations regarding this case…to ANYONE!!
Thank you, thank you to both of you. As for people who hold the opposite view—thank you to you, too. You motivate me to keep this up.