Tuesday, May 29, 2012

I have the best friends!

It hit me today how amazing my friends are. Yes, that hits me quite often, but today in particular. I got a few texts from Renay today as Matt got on the road talking about how sad she was that he was leaving. And it made me really sad too. Sad for what Matt was leaving behind. Of course I'm ecstatic that he's on his way here to be with me. It's something I've been waiting for for a long time. Thinking about all of this made me think though of how much some of my friends mean to me. Like Renay for instance. I would've never met Matt if it weren't for Renay. And Renay is one these people that I can talk about whatever I want to and she'll listen. And I try to do the same for her, but fail totally at times. This is going to sound weird to anyone else, but Thank you for Matt, Renay...I promise you I'll take good care of him :) If I don't, you can burn all of my books, make evil wishes on me with magic pony tails, and do some sort of voodoo to bring on heavy hurricanes. In the meantime, there's always a place for you here :)

Then I got texts from my friend DJ today who I've been SOOOO out of touch with that it's just embarrasing at this point. He asked me how the move went and how I'm liking Mandeville and told me he was really happy for me, and that really meant a lot to me. Over the years, I've just fallen so out of touch with so many people that ti's really just sad. And I hate that. These were the people that I grew up with and formed myself with. I told DJ today that we totally need to have a reunion of those old people and I'm so serious about it! We really should!!

Then to top all of this off, I came home to a package waiting for me at my doorstep. It was from Pat, AKA, Deslily, AKA Mom2. For all who wonder why I call Pat "Mama", it is not because she is my mom or because I look at her as a mom :p It's a joke between us that started a long time ago when we discovered many similarities between us. She mentioned that I could be her son more than her own children could be, lol. So since then, I've unofficially become her son :p I opened this box and inside was an incredibly sweet note to me and Matt which brought tears to my eyes which kept flowing as I saw the rest of the contents. She made me everything she sent by hand. She made me a couple of crocheted potholders and a couple of crocheted trivets:

And then there is this beautiful afghan that she made for us!! I already have one that she made for me that has long been my favorite blanket and this one will now join that one :) In fact, I had been using the old one on the sofa which is now by my feet as I'm covered with the new one she sent me :p I swear she has SO much talent!!! She needs to sell some of this stuff that she makes on Etsy or something!!!! If you've ever held a "Pat piece" in your hands, you know what I mean!
Then there are all of the countless words of support that I've gotten from everyone throughout this whole process!! I can't thank you all enough. I really do have the best friends. It wasn't easy coming out in the first place, but I've gotten nothing but support from everyone and no one's treated me any different at all...even my amazing family. And that's what I was afraid of...that even if people accepted it, that they would treat me as a different person. And I haven't seen any of it. I guess this post is a big thank you to each and every one of you reading this whether you comment here or not. Because even if you don't comment here and I don't know that you read this, you've taken this journey with me to get to where I am. And this is sort of the pinnacle of that journey. Matt will be arriving in about an hour and he's staying for good this time :)

12 comments:

Daphne said...

So excited for you!! PS a little housewarming package is on its way to you two...

DesLily said...

I hope the package makes things a little more homey for you both!!!
xoxoxoxox

Debi said...

This is the second time today you've made me cry!

LOL-I was totally in the process of making you two an afghan as a housewarming present. Then I started second guessing myself, thinking "what if they hate it?" and "these colors probably won't go in their place" and believe it or not "what if Pat makes them an afghan too"...so seriously, this just make me laugh out loud right through all the happy tears. :P Plan B is in the works.

I've been thinking about Renay a lot, too. LOVE YOU RENAY!!! I know Matt and Renay will be as close as always, but god, it's got to be tough. She's got a lot shorter trip to visit than I do though, so maybe I should be a bit jealous too. :)

Bellezza said...

Chris, I am so happy for you that you feel all this love and support and have such dear friends surrounding you. And, I'm so sorry that my card has not arrived for you yet. I've been thinking of you nonstop, and feeling your joy, and reliving the moments of being where you want to be in your lifei. I promise I'll send you the written words soon.

Amy said...

aw this post is so lovely. I'm so glad you have such wonderful friends, you totally deserve them all.

softdrink said...

And you deserve nothing but support and love!

Kailana said...

You do have some pretty wonderful friends!

Renay said...

I GUESS I'M GLAD I INTRODUCED YOU. I guess. I figure I'll see Matt just about as much as I saw him when he was here the last eight months due to his work schedule. FAIR TRADE, I SUPPOSE.

But there's SO MANY author events in your future, srsly.

Susan said...

i accidentally put my comments about Pat's lovely afghan in the previous post comments! lol

You totally deserve as much goodness as comes your way, Chris, and if I and we bloggers have helped you feel loved and supported, than that's what is the best about our community.

I didn't realize you were in your new apartment already, so awesome, Chris, I'm so thrilled and happy for you and for Matt! Yaay!

Bookfool said...

Wow, the afghan is gorgeous! So glad you guys are finally moved and settled!

Trish said...

Oh Chris. I'm so happy for you and am thrilled with the happiness in your words. Can't wait to hear more!

Cath said...

Just catching up on a few blog posts after a bit of a break. This made me smile so much. I'm so proud to call Pat my 'Sis' and this shows why. Good luck to you and Matt in your new life together, Chris.