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Offline Mark Austin

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From the heart ...
« on: February 16, 2017, 12:07:04 AM »
Hi Guys & Gals,

I just received a very heart felt private message from a very special friend here in the forum. Basically the message was a good old fashioned butt kicking (in a nice way) for my forum absence over the last couple of months.

I'm not going to mention this persons name, but I just wanted to say publically that their message was right on target. And the butt kicking was very well deserved.

This person reminded me that I have friends here in the forum who not only care about me but also worry about me when I disappear. This person also reminded me that it is selfish of me to alarm others who may be thinking that I have died or something.

To all my friends here, I just want to say ... I am so sorry. I honestly never meant to hurt or alarm anyone. Even though we only know each other online, I think sometimes we forget how our lives intertwine with others. Please know that it's not that I did not want to share things with you guys or be more open ... I just didn't want to be a burden and dump my health issues on you guys.

Again, I apologize. The past 6 months or so have just been a 'perfect storm' ... probably the worst period of my life. But I promise that I won't 'check out' on you guys again.

Thanks,
Mark


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Offline snginc

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Re: From the heart ...
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2017, 12:23:54 AM »
Mark this online community is a family and those of us diehards on here take it personally.   Many of us have been on here for years and when a friend disappears we do like anyone else does in the real world, we try to find out what's going on.

We are all here to help one another out.  You dont have to tell us everything (your business is your business and you have the right to privacy) but if you need time away from the forum just put something out there so we know.  We cant read minds!  ;)

Jerome

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Re: From the heart ...
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2017, 01:11:44 AM »
Hi Mark

You 'sound' so much better! :cool:

This 'perfect storm' will make you stronger for sure!

Blessings

Jim



Hi Guys & Gals,

I just received a very heart felt private message from a very special friend here in the forum. Basically the message was a good old fashioned butt kicking (in a nice way) for my forum absence over the last couple of months.

I'm not going to mention this persons name, but I just wanted to say publically that their message was right on target. And the butt kicking was very well deserved.

This person reminded me that I have friends here in the forum who not only care about me but also worry about me when I disappear. This person also reminded me that it is selfish of me to alarm others who may be thinking that I have died or something.

To all my friends here, I just want to say ... I am so sorry. I honestly never meant to hurt or alarm anyone. Even though we only know each other online, I think sometimes we forget how our lives intertwine with others. Please know that it's not that I did not want to share things with you guys or be more open ... I just didn't want to be a burden and dump my health issues on you guys.

Again, I apologize. The past 6 months or so have just been a 'perfect storm' ... probably the worst period of my life. But I promise that I won't 'check out' on you guys again.

Thanks,
Mark

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Re: From the heart ...
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2017, 01:26:16 AM »
Mark, I'm so glad you are back...and that you were here the first time!

I know you've been going through a lot. Just remember, you have people here who would gladly help out or even just wait patiently until you return

Just helps to know when you'll be around and, or if, we should worry.

In fact, I'm gonna call this forum: "Band of Brothers Online."



Or maybe just shorten it to --- Wait for it.......











Much, mucho affection, Amigo.

PS. No disrespect intended to our brave service members from all conflicts.

Offline Mark Austin

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Re: From the heart ...
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2017, 10:25:39 AM »
You guys are the best. Thank you for your friendship!

Mark
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that,
but the really great makes you feel that you, too, can become great.”
~ Mark Twain