I cannot even tell you how grateful I am for this community and its members. In reading what all of you have wrote I have cried, been comforted, and hopeful. I am also amazed.
I am heading to bed with two thoughts in my head. One day I know Gary will see himself in the way we see him. And a crowd of us - boys - holding our swords high.
It's okay to find the faith to saunter forward
With no fear of shadows spreading where you stand
And you'll breathe easier just knowing
that the worst is all behind you
And the waves that tossed the raft all night
have set you on dry land
- The Mountain Goats - "Never Quite Free"