I know the discussion about the Email below will continue but one thing I always want to say is thank you for caring about this and for caring about me enough to let me know when you agree and when you disagree.
In every decision I make there is the opportunity for me to make a mistake, and I have made many in my life. I'm seeking God in this as I have been for the last week and God is always good about letting me know when I screw up so I'll keep listening to Him and talking with all of you because you guys are my friends - whether we agree or disagree on something we're friends and I love you all.
"OSP" - All of you - have shown time and time again what an amazing community you are and how you handle disagreements is one of the key reasons why this place is so incredible. Don't forget that.
Friendships, Relationships, Communities are about people and about those people working out our differences and having security that the differences aren't going to divide us, the flames we experience in our relationships should be like the flames they use to refine and purify gold. It's the tough times that make us who we are.
Again, I love the fact that we're talking about this email about how I handled it and about who we are and how we should live our lives. I'm not upset with anybody and believe me I grew up with an older brother and we disagree on everything and I still love him and I love all of you and no disagreement will change that.
I'm here for you guys and I'm so blessed that you're here for me too...that's what it's all about and here's a little slideshow from my wedding yesterday.