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Thank You.

I did something this morning I've been wanting to do for a very long time. I was terrified to do it, but it had to be done. I finally spoke to the police officer who handled my case all those years ago. We both still live in the same small town, so our paths have briefly crossed a number of times over the years but we've never actually spoken until today. I was grocery shopping by myself when I spotted him walking down one of the aisles. Spirit called me to reach out, and in the past I would have ignored that voice but not this time. You see, not everyone did a terrible job of supporting me back then during the giant, tangled mess that erupted after I came out about my childhood sexual abuse - and this officer is one of those people. I said his name, not knowing if he would remember me, and he turned around, "Oh hello, Natalie." He knew who I was! Okay! This felt more doable now. I told him I had something on my heart that I wanted to say to him, then I started to talk, and…

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