The following is in reference to a comment I received this morning on an earlier post and which I've chosen not to publish.
You're right. My blog is absolutely not the right forum for this. Your anonymous comment, lacking any and all contact or identifying information, was shocking in its impropriety. But, as you felt comfortable with the venue and the method, I'm just going to follow your example.
I have not had a direct conversation with my father since my sixteenth birthday, and I have not laid eyes on him since family court more than a decade ago. Similarly, I have not been in contact with my grandmother since 1996 - not only do I have no idea how to get in touch with her for whatever important information you think I deserve to know, I have no desire to do so.
I am unclear what you hoped to achieve with this morning's middleman-brokered message. I am sorry your husband is sick - as this is what I assume must be happening - but believe me when I say that has no bearing on my life now. I'm a grown woman with a loving family that is present for me every day of my life. As far as I am concerned, my family circle exists unbroken.
I wish you and Paul the best, and can only hope that you do the same for me - and that in so doing, you cease googling me or whatever brought you to my space on the internet, and respect our distance.