What the hell? I skip hanging out with my blogger friends for an evening, and all hell breaks lose!
From reading blogs and being blocked from a certain blog, I can piece together most of the puzzle. And it makes me sad. Not because of what happened between the two involved parties, because it sounds like they are fine.
But it makes me sad, because our blogs are supposed to be our safe places, where we can pour out our hearts and souls, share our most intimate thoughts, and do all that without being judged by people who've never walked in our shoes. This is a difficult enough journey without the kind of crap that would cause someone to close their blog.
Leaving anonymous, mean comments is the epitomy of cowardly. And cruel. I don't know what was said, but I don't need to know - regardless of what's said, hiding behind anonymity online is cowardly. If you are reading this, anonymous, grow up.
And for the record, I hope that when I am struggling, when I am slipping, you will all be honest with me. Force me to take a hard look at the choices I am making. I may not like it at the time, but I will like it later. I'm a big kid, and I can handle a little tough love. True growth happens when you stretch yourself, when you force yourself to really examine what you are doing. And that's what I want from this journey - real growth.
Much love to all of you, and to V, I hope you are reading this and know that I hope you continue to share with all of us. You are a valued part of this blogging community, and I want to share this journey with you.