Firstly, a huge thank you to everyone who commented here and on Facebook and had my spirits soaring after such a difficult day. Many comments were from people I know. Just as many were from people I don't. I am truly humbled by the outpouring of support and love.
I was deliberately vague in my explanation of what happened yesterday because my post was never about, "Hey, can you believe what this person did? Don't you agree this person is a shithead?" (although many of your responses in that vein made me laugh). This was just me using my space to detoxify so that I could move on. Yesterday, I felt I was in a stranglehold all.day.long and I had to shake free of it.
So thank you for allowing me that space.
But I fear my vagueness may have caused some to misunderstand. The email I received was not from a faceless reader of the blog – in fact, it was not related to the blog in any way.
The email was from a friend.
There was some history there and as much as I'm tempted to publish the exact transcripts as they played out in order to be fully transparent about the way I conducted myself up to and after the point of the nasty email, that would be self-serving and also, a breach of privacy to the other party involved.
I will finish only by saying that the friendship is indeed done. But I want to honour what it was by remembering who this person has been to me in the past, in particular, after the birth of Luca when she was a source of much love and encouragement.
So onward and upward.
Blow me away.