It's at times like this that the written word and conveyance of feelings is lost upon myself and the right thing to say doesn't come easy or seem like it's enough but that's all I and many other folks on here at TFMR have right now. I'm sure many of them share this same sentiment.
I thought this important enough to start this thread because Chris.... your important enough to all of us and a big part of our community in such a way that there is no way I could not recognize that in some small way.
My hope is that some others come here and convey their heart-felt feelings or encouragement towards you in the hopes you read it yourself or that someone else who loves you makes you aware of it so that you get a real grasp of what your thoughts and persona on here have meant since you made your presence and thoughts known to all of us and the many thousands of folks around the world who read them and got to know you by them.
And those contributions, whether they were completely serious and laced with Puck wisdom and life observations or whether they were funny/silly were significant in only the way you could express them to all of us.
I felt it important you should know these things Chris in your hours of need so that you realize that you are missed and were appreciated and taken seriously and paid attention to. There can be no doubt all of those things happened on here and my hope (and that of everyone) is that someday you come on this thread or the Main thread and post away in your typical manner that catches everyone's attention and lets us know that you're back with us.
Although we don't really know each other except from the electronic bits of feelings and knowledge we try to impart on each other I know I've learned much from your experiences and outlooks and I thought it important for you to know you left a mark on many of us. A good mark and one that we hope continues into the future.
My sincere thoughts and prayers are with you Chris and I hope you except them in the good spirit they are offered. I have a feeling that given the kind person you seem to be and the challenge presently before you that you will allow and absorb these kind gestures and messages no matter what. I believe that you will.
Take care our friend, and let us know somehow when possible that you've heard them and allowed them to soak in.
Your friend and CIGA at TFMR....Mike/DPHaze :-)