I have just received an email from Cris A. I just want everyone to know he, in his own words, 'is alive and kicking.' But he and his family has lost much in the storm. His family home was in a town worse hit, and only 2/3 of their 2 story home is still there. I hope he does not get upset with me, but I want to help. I have suggested to him if there was anyway I (we) can help him and his family.. I don't know...what do you all think? He used a borrowed laptop--so I do not know if he will make a forum post--So I have...and I hope I did not anger him by doing so...(sigh).
He did not say anymore than that--he did not give too many specific details. But I know he would not ask for anything other than appreciating our heartfelt well wishes and concerns. But thank you all. And to all who are concerned, Cris is alive and kicking.
I'm glad you posted this. I came here to post something similar. I heard from him just this morning. He has gone through much trauma, endured much material loss, but is alive (the most important thing), trying to keep his strength up, and now looking ahead to start over and get back on his feet.
I've encouraged him to write about the incident and include the shots he's sent. I told him writing "I'm No Superman" and all the well-wishes and positive feedback I recieved was hugely therapeutic and did wonders for me.
His attitude is strengthening and more optomistic already, and I think he might write the story ... if he gets the chance.
I am so glad to hear that he is okay. I am sorry that he lost so much because of the storm. *HUGS* to you CRIS A!!!!! I hope that you know you are loved here and we all are thinking about you. Sending positive thoughts and prayers to ya buddy!
I just dropped in to express my gratitude for all your good wishes, kind thoughts and show of concern. They are more than enough to keep my spirit from breaking. I truly, deeply appreciate your gesture. A million thanks to all of you.
I have lost many things in the flood including my pride but I'd have to refuse your thoughtful offer. I guess a devastated man does not begin to pick up the pieces again with money but with the kindness and support of his friends. But I thank you so so much, I know you would if I ask and that's more than enough for me.
You have the kindness and support of your friends.
I respect you for not accepting charity - the Filipino pride. If you manage to get the computer up and running, I will see if I can find a little writing work for you. No promises, but I have a few clients who may be interested
Chri A, Very glad you and your family are ok. I am with the majority here, anything you need just let us know, we will help you as much as you need. I've been there, it is hard to start over. We are thinking of you.
Good to hear Cris is ok, but it's gotta be really something to go through. That storm hit hard, and a lot of people were killed or are homeless. God bless and keep them, and help them through their troubles. Thank you so much for the update, Cosette. I just don't think he'd mind at all. He didn't sound mad in the email. What a good guy.
Cris! I haven't been on much, so I'm so glad I checked in tonight...
I'm so sorry for what you've been going through, but please know that you have been in my thoughts, and Tom and I have been hoping you would come back on soon, so we could see for ourselves that you were okay...
Hang in there, okay? I can't imagine what you're going through, but know you have tons of well-wishes from all of us here...
And we wouldn't have you any other way. Gotta go back to hubbing soon, I heard it's therapeutic and cathartic. Nice seeing you. I'll be checking out your hubs soon as I need a kick in the system to get me restarted.
We are all relieved to know that you are OK. I hope you truly know how much we all care about our resident poet laureate and are all here for you and your family. My heart goes out to the people of your country.
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