Although this term circles of support has traditionally been used in the person centered planning process for people with disabilities, I realized I have unconsciously built very powerful circles around me and this is saving me.Until two weeks ago when I shared Broken with all of you, I never knew how many circles I had and how many people lived in those circles. To each and every one of you, thanks for reaching out. If I did not return your voice mail or only sent a brief thank you to your message it was because I was overwhelmed. People from all parts of my life responded and getting back in touch with many of you has been the gift of this life changing event. I am humbled and grateful.
I do not mean to turn this into my divorce journal, rather a story of healing, something I learned almost 21 years ago. My son returns from college this week, Alex in two weeks and in mid-May we head to Philadelphia to watch my oldest graduate. In a year I will graduate with a MSW and be able to search for a job anywhere I want. The future is bright if I trust in the process. I am okay.Thank you from the bottom of my heart.