For the first time in eight years, I felt completely alone.
|Chatito and me. Photo taken Summer of 2012|
My home, which I so lovingly created into an environment that was peaceful and joyful, had suddenly turned into a place I despised. I couldn't find comfort in anything or the many people that called me.
Then I did what most people do when something good, or bad happens: I posted on Facebook that Chatito had died.What happened later was what helped me navigate the next couple of days.
These are just a few messages, from the hundreds of emails, calls, letter, cards, flowers, and amazing demonstrations of love and support I received from friends, family and even strangers that learned of Chatito's passing through social media.
I am speechless.
My mentor summed it up best: "Chatito brought people closer together through his love."
I am humbled and will forever be grateful for everyone's thoughtful words and support,