Getting to know you has been one of the best, strangest, and most insanely random things that has happened to me in a long time, and I’ve had my share of strange, insanely random things. Writing back and forth with you has been such a great outlet for me, and I hope for you too.
I’ve shared more with you than just about anyone. And I really appreciate that you’ve felt comfortable enough to share everything you have with me. I’m sorry you had to go through all of that as a child. I’m sorry you’ve felt alone for so long. Saying I understand doesn’t make it better, but I do understand the feelings, if not the events.
I can’t imagine what it must’ve been like. No one can, really. And my heart breaks for that little Cole. But look who you’ve become. Look how you picked up all those pieces.
I know you’re reticent to meet. I’m not exactly sure why. I mean, I respect it. I understand to a degree. But if you think that anything about you would push me away, you’re wrong. I’ve already seen your heart and that’s all that matters to me. (cheeeeeeese)
The fact that one of these silly books brought us together just makes this all the more strange and wonderful. You could’ve been on the other side of the world.
Instead, you’re on the other side of the river. 🙂
When you’re ready, let’s “break the seal.” 🙂
P.S. I found myself spelling “realise” as “realize” today! It’s happening! You were right!