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Monday, August 17, 2015

I've been taking my medications and have started losing weight again...just a pound at a time but I can feel the difference and am breathing better. Life is a whirlwind right now and I'm okay with it all..but as usual there will be challenges. One of Honey's nieces bought the book and contacted me right away to let me know that the daughters were upset about me writing about my time with their father and were considering suing me for slander. she has sent more than one note with passive aggressive comments in them. the girls have not contacted me...the niece lives in Fla and the girls are near me and I'm just curious as to why she is doing the talking. as with all events, the negative review was the first to be posted and it was by her...and then another review by another woman who saw the first post and balanced it. I never meant the book to be a top seller or the great American novel. It was an exercise in healing. I thought it would go up for sale...I would buy a few copies to give to friends as a memory of Honey and it would be forgotten. Interesting how life goes.
So for now...I write to stay focused. My last response to her sort of reminded me of the chocolate pie routine out of "The Help". I didn't use last names...if the story is not true...it's not directed at anyone...if it Is true and they can recognize themselves then for them to take me to court and admit that would be interesting. Perceptions. We all have them. I just hate the balance of trying not to offend and still tell the story. Another fun day from the garden.
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    it was healing for you to write and their negativeness is trying to pull you back down. You have the Lord, you have victory, you have many that love you and lift you in prayer. Hang in there, this irritation will pass.
    2125 days ago
    I devoured your book and not only found parts of it a source of healing for my own lingering grief, but encouragement to at least write down some of my reflections of John's illness and death. Your treatment of everyone seemed fair and factual to me. We all have our regrets and "what if's" in these tragic situations, maybe the book is forcing Honey's family to face theirs.
    2126 days ago
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    Oh the internet.
    I myself have my own lovely family member "critics" who love to attack any opinion I have via social media. Truly mean spirited. I have opinions- they say they know they are correct.
    You are always in my thoughts and prayers. How is Sister? I think of her and pray for her often too. I miss hearing about your sweet grandson. Has the new baby come yet?
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    2127 days ago
    So glad you are doing better and Sorry about the negative feedback. You are moving forward in spite of others who are not! God Bless! emoticon
    2127 days ago
    I bought it and am reading it from my phone while on vacation. I'm not finished yet, but if it follows your blogs then I know why they might be upset that you tell the truth about their lack of concern for their father's happiness and last wishes. They had the legal authority to make the decisions they did, and if they don't appreciate the publicity now, that's kind of too bad. I didn't pick up any intention on your part to disparage them, just a telling of a love story from the one who was left behind.
    2127 days ago
  • KAREN608
    Ah it takes money to sue someone so doubt it will happen. They seem like they are not very happy people and mean spirited. Pray for them, they sure need it.
    2127 days ago
    Praying for you and yours. LOVE YOU... I have faith that it will all work out & that HONEY is proud of you for moving forward with the book and telling YOUR story.
    2127 days ago
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