I have returned, but I'm not up to blogging just yet. I won't see Him until tonight and I'll continue to feel unsettled until we have a chance to truly reconnect.
I want to address some nastiness that cropped up while I was away. I know that by sharing this portion of my life in the public sphere, I open myself up to a certain amount of criticism. I welcome disagreements with my perspective, but I will not tolerate harassment or name-calling in this place that has, until now, been such a refuge for me.
I will not go into the accuracy of any of the comments themselves because those comments were factually misinformed. He and I know the truth about our relationship, its progress and what we share. I will not stop writing in this space, even though retreating in the face of an attack seems like a small comfort right now.
Instead, I am forced to return to moderated comments for the time being. To those of you who have constructively commented over these past few months, I hope that this will not discourage you from continuing to do so. If you would like to contact me privately, my e-mail is in my profile.