Joao Nascimento honestly, I could have highlighted your entire comment.
You are correct, this was one of the most difficult pieces I’ve ever written, but also the easiest. The writing part actually flowed naturally. Posting it was what was difficult.
As I post more here, I am finding it a little easier to post things that make me feel more vulnerable. At first, I worried about what others would say, then I realized that it didn’t matter. It is nice to make connections with people who can identify, and to help others who need it. But the ones who are negative, I can ignore.
My dad and my grandfather were two of the most important people in my life, and losing them was beyond difficult. The impact they both had on who I am today was profound. Between the two of them, they helped me get through the hell that was the rest of my childhood.
Your words mean so much. I really appreciate you taking the time to read all of this. I’m glad that we found one another here. It’s connections like this that make it all worth it. 💙