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Oct 26

Thank You

All:

I just wanted to thank everyone for your support and condolences. When I was speaking with some friends and family, one girl said, "My whole church is praying for you." When folks looked at me, I said, "I have the Internet." It sounds funny, but it’s true.

Through Twitter, Facebook, comments, and email, so many folks have reached out to me. Wine bloggers the world over, wineries, writers, regular readers, old friends and new friends, restaurateurs, and retailers … I’ve been shocked and amazed by the support in this awful time. I created a Facebook group and the photos and memories that have been shared are also wonderful and helpful.

It’s been almost two weeks now and of course, we’re all still grieving. Time heals all wounds, I know, but this is a gaping void where a vibrant young girl should be standing. Personally, I’ve bounced all around those 5 stages of grief, in no particular order, but I seem to be hung up in anger. Eventually, my whole family will move towards acceptance.

Krystal, who was all about living life to the fullest, would never want us to stop living our lives. And I know from when Kevin’s dad passed a month ago that in order to heal, you must continue to live. So as of Monday, I’m back on blogging wagon and ready to go. The regular Friday post, however, may not go up on time this week.

Again, I can’t thank the whole wine/Internet-related community enough for all your warmth and support.

Much love and cheers,
Michelle

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Posted by Michelle at 9:52 am in Life | Permalink | Comments (3)

3 Responses to “Thank You”

  1. Thanks back to you, Michelle. I know the pain you and your family feels is real.

  2. ryan says:

    Glad to have you back!

  3. cindy says:

    While offering my highest respect and deepest sympathies your direction, I encourage anyone and everyone grieving to understand that ‘time does not heal pain but instead it is our actions that heal the pain.’ Please research ‘tools to recover from loss’ at the site of ‘The Grief Recovery Institute.’ Truly, these tools are actions that assist souls grieving from loss to death, loss of divorce, losses on many scales into recovery. A well worthy read by John W. James & Russell Friedman is titled ‘THE GRIEF RECOVERY HANDBOOK’ It opened my eyes to the teachings of suppressed emotions taught generation to generation. My greif has been validated personally, now I have recovered to where I can enjoy my memories rather than cry their will be no more. Cindy

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