I know I said I would write until August 28th but frankly, after today,
It’s been an amazing almost 8 years of sharing my family,
our ups and downs,
and I have enjoyed taking this journey knowing I haven’t been alone.
I have been accused today of being unChristianlike by what I assume is a friend of a friend ,
and maybe this woman is right.
I can be judgemental,
I certainly can be disappointed and angry,
and I never seem to know when to just keep my thoughts to myself,
especially where politics are concerned.
And I know that can be off-putting and offensive and frankly,
I like the right to free speech.
I like opening my mouth.
I like voicing my opinions.
And maybe that isn’t very Christ-like.
The sad truth of it is that I am human and I make mistakes,
lots of them.
And I can’t do much to stop it other than pray for guidance.
And so, I am taking my flawed self and retreating from the public eye.
I am way too thin-skinned for this anymore.
I handle public love, prayers, and commitment wonderfully but taking a beating publicly,
not so much.
I appreciate the time you have dedicated to getting to know my family, as my children have grown from little kids into amazing young adults who make me proud every single day.
I thank you for the prayers and love you have extended to the Whitt family as we have all traveled this road of pediatric cancer and loss with them,
and I thank you for loving Will and allowing yourselves to understand autism through his amazing soul.
And I appreciate more than words can express being prayed for and often carried while I have struggled to survive infidelity. I truly could not have made it through without the prayers.
We are happy, and healthy, and blessed and I’m so glad you were here with me all this time.
Goodbye my friends.