Well, hello :)
So yes, it’s been some time since I have done ANYTHING to this blog other than continue to pay the hosting fees. Why do I continue to pay them? A few reasons... but most importantly I keep this site up because it can be found by people who it somehow may help. I have received emails from people all over the world letting me know that somehow the words I typed on this blog helped them in some way get through a similar rough time. These emails have of course dwindled over time, as dormant blogs do not generate much traffic, but I think that the annual hosting fees are a small price to pay if I can help just one person out of the seven-plus billion on this earth cope with what may be some of the roughest times in their life.
Another reason I keep this website online is that I know there are many family members and friends that go back and read the posts, especially if they pop up on “on this day” reminders in Facebook. Personally, I have yet, over five years later, gone back to read anything I wrote in the six months surrounding Billy Jo’s death. Someday I will, but that day has not arrived yet. People still say that I should write a book, and I don’t know if I ever will, but if I do it may include my reactions of revisiting these blog posts for the first time since writing them.
So what has been going on with my life and what has made me decide to give this site a new coat of paint and new content? Stay tuned... and I promise it will not be four plus years until my next post. :)