Hello and Happy New Year to you all!
I'm Lisa, Pete's wife, and just wanted to say a couple of things. Firstly, my heartfelt thanks to you all for the prayers, support, and encouragement you've so graciously offered to my husband. I cannot begin to tell you how wonderful this forum has been for him during this latest phase of his healing process. Your thoughts, wisdom and sincere concern have helped him more than I can say here. I pray too that his story will offer something to someone else, so they will find hope and strength to heal and move on.
Secondly, finding your group when he returned from California couldn't have come at a better time! The trip out west was a turning point for Pete emotionally. He has harbored all those feelings so deep inside, unwilling, or unable to vent them with me for YEARS. By not discussing his fears, anger and even successes, I believe he was, and continues to try and "protect" me somehow.
He would never
open up to me. Too difficult to talk about
, and the ever present "Lis, you just don't understand, you don't KNOW how I feel".. "True enough", I thought and so I left him alone, left us alone. Yeah, I know...uh oh..no communication happening here...BIG mistake! But now I see hope in him, for him and for us. I'm beginning to see little glimmers of the man I once knew and still so dearly love.
So you may not hear much from me, but I really want you all to know what a truly terrific bunch you are and how grateful I am that you're here helping my love on his journey to better days. You're all in my prayers and may the New Year bring you great happiness, health and success!
Oh and Pete...don't write about
the Mobster, okay? Love you!