I reached out in November to an old friend with whom I had a monumental falling out over 12 years ago. I would have sworn I’d never lay eyes on her again, or exchange a single word, but when I read this in her blog. I immediately sent her an email that simply said: “Hello, Tish, I am truly sorry that you are going through a hard time now.”
When I didn’t hear back from her for over a month I thought “oh well, I guess I’m dead and buried to her” and forgot about my email. Then this email arrived from Tish before Christmas:
“Thank you so much. I have been locked out of this email address for almost a month and just found your kind message. Life is hell right now. We shall see what the future holds.I hope all is well in all ways in your world.
I responded the next day:
“Thank you, Tish. My thoughts are with you and Alex.”
I emailed Tish again, about a week ago:
“I continue to think about you and Alex and pray for him.
“I am deeply sorry for the way I acted to you years ago. I had my own demons that have at last been set free, so
I can live my life with a greater clarity, greater understanding of others, and greater inner peace for myself
(although not always 🙂 )
“Please know that you will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. If you ever need someone to just listen, I am all ears.