Jan. 2, 2019

Comment Response

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My Ambition As A Ridah
(Feb. 11, 2013)


Reply ID: Bjw3


I got the comments you left on the blog a month ago. They were sent to me rather quickly, but I didn't know how to, or even if, I should respond. My natural reaction was shock, in all honesty.

I'm assuming you left the comments knowing they'd get to me, and you seek closure. The easiest thing for me to do would be to ignore your comments and you, but there's no opportunity for growth in that. So here I am.

In two days, it will be 29 years since that December night so long ago and, honestly, at times, I've reflexively thought of that night. But not reflectively, until now. It's like losing a loved one at a time for family. And like you, experiencing it was something that propelled me down a destructive path.

You know, as criminals, it's often easy to identify with the pain others have caused you while compartmentalizing the pain you've caused others. I like to believe that the pain that once fueled my anger as a teen now fuels my compassion as a man. And if there's anything I can do to help you obtain the closure you seek, I'll do it.

I'm currently in Ad-seg, but when I get out, I'll send you an email invite. If you accept it, you can send me a number or email. I'll answer any questions you may have for me.

My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family during this holiday season. That's a first but huge step for me, and I thank you for helping me realize the necessity of taking it.



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