Just discovered this thread. And so glad I did. Haven't read both part but just skipped around. You guys are amazing. I am sitting here with tears streaming down my face. This is the kind of warmth and positive support and cameraderie that I have longed for all my life. Maybe it is "only" online but the love is coming through loud and clear. Thanks to you all for this. I am actually feeling emotion intensely and it is a good thing - and very unfamiliar.
(And a STANDING OVATION to all who post here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
"Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself... And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second's encounter with God and with eternity." - Paulo Coelho