Thank You, Everyone

Last time I checked, my initial Face book announcement that I was moving to Glasgow had sixty comments and 35 “likes”; the FB link to my explanation on this blog had thirty-five comments and four “likes”; the blog entry had thirty comments; another fifteen or twenty people congratulated me on my FB Wall; and over at the Warcraft guild forums, another twenty comments congratulated me (and Hronk insulted my gear, as usual). (I’m specially delighted by Elliot’s “wall of grats crits me for 6k.”) I know that there’s some duplication — I’m not figuring out the number of unique commenters or factoring out my responses — but I get all weepy when I think of everyone bothering to wish me well. You’re a bunch of sweeties, and your kindness underscores the stuff I theorize and write about the our identities being strongly interconnected, online as well as offline.
 
During hard times, I have sometimes felt like packing it in; Margaret then prods me to acknowledge that a lot of people I love and respect hold me in high regard. Well, she now has so much evidence that I have no excuse for dispiritedness, ever. And my heart is full to brimming with joy about our mutually beginning a new adventure. Thanks very, very, very much, everyone. Bless your hearts.

6 comments / Add your comment below

  1. I’ve been on the road so missed your public announcement, but here’s adding my congratulations too on this exciting news. In fact, I’m in your future home country right now, and I can confirm that it is still great here (well, in the UK, not specifically Scotland, but you know what I mean).

  2. I figured I’d wait until you were up to 99, but what the hey, Glasgow is very lucky to get you! xxx, Mom

  3. I just caught up on your news as well. Congratulations! What an exciting opportunity to boot. The good conclusion to your search gives hope to the rest of us searching scholars.

  4. Re: interconnectedness…..yep, the body of Christ, right there, all the time, 24/7. It’s quite an overwhelming thing, and good cause for being teary-eyed.

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