Tuesday, April 13, 2010

And Now, For Something Completely Different...

You've had a crappy year, I know. You've had to claw your way out of someone else's mid-life crisis and figure out how to protect your family from the aftermath.

But you've done it - you're dealing with it still, and it amazes me that you found your way through the past year with dignity, with grace and with your sense of humor intact.

I hope you know how proud I am of you. And I hope that this year, you get every happiness there is to be gotten. You deserve it all.

Happy, happy birthday. I love you.


Kami said... [Reply]

chills. and the ability to relate on multiple levels. and a reminder that most of the time, less is more.

Anonymous said... [Reply]

It's Friday, and that means that the Weekly State Department Blog Roundup is up - and you're on it!

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Virgil Kane said... [Reply]
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Donna said... [Reply]

Actually, Virgil, I didn't delete your first comment because it was negative - I deleted it because it made no sense, and I assumed you hadn't actually read the post before commenting. This post doesn't have a thing to do with my life in the foreign service (hence the title), but your comment indicated that you thought I was writing about the fs lifestyle.

But now that you mention it: I do reserve the right to delete negative comments. I also delete comments that are written in languages in which I myself am not proficient. Those are the rules with which I'm comfortable. You're always welcome to politely raise questions or concerns about the foreign service lifestyle, and I'll try to answer when I'm able.

This particular post was directed at a dear friend who is NOT foreign service, but is going through a trying time in her life right now, thanks to an ex-husband who is less-than-ideal. Your comment didn't seem to fit - so I figured it was spam and hit "delete."

Hope this clears it up for you.

Jen said... [Reply]

That was a beautiful post, and sorry someone left such a negative response. What is going on lately?

Good response on your part...

Please. Write your own stuff.