I just want to take a few moments here before Nanowrimo starts – and I devote even more of my time to writing! – to say “thank you” to all of you who have been reading my blog this month. I know it probably hasn’t been easy going along with me on this journey, but it has been comforting to have companions. I appreciate that you have stuck with me and continue to offer support, even if it’s just by coming here and keeping track of what’s happening with me. It makes me feel a little less alone.

Also, thank you for the comments. I’ve received some very wonderful and touching comments and emails from you all, and they really do make my day. They help me remember that there is a whole group of people out there who care about and remember Lauren, that Geordie and I are not alone in mourning her absence. That means so much to me.

Thank you, for everything.