Want to hear something incredible?
Within hours of writing my post yesterday, I was reunited with Kate.
As soon as I saw her name in my gmail inbox with the email preview of "I am the author of the comment cited in today's post" I got goosebumps all over and tears in my eyes. Even more amazing, she saw my post within hours of a very big, scary, emotional life change and felt less alone after reading it. She was as flabbergasted that I kept a comment of hers for 4 years as I am that she saw my post 4 years later.
I cannot even tell you all how many times over the past 4 years I've almost written that post, how many times I've felt guilty for not writing that post, and then yesterday morning I sat down to write something else and almost against conscious thought began writing about that comment finally. And it happened to be the day she needed it most.
This is majorly one of those meant-to-be kind of things for me, one of those small pieces of personal evidence that there's something else out there watching out for us and lining up destinies. The intensity of our exchange is difficult to convey without copying and pasting; Kate is a fantastic writer and a good person and I feel so blessed that she left that comment 4 years ago and that it resulted in both of us feeling less alone in the universe 4 years later.
It's really hard to put into words. Mr Ashley was looking at me like "WTF?" as I sat on the couch with tears running down my face trying to explain it to him. Big Kid made fun of me for crying.
So you'll just have to take my word for it on how much this interaction/coincidence/divine intervention meant to me and my life.
(and NOW we're done with the cheesy stuff. I swear. Probably.)