To my readers,

I write this with a heavy heart.

I am so sorry that I am no longer emailing chapters to you in advance. The only reason I am not doing that is because of my illness. I am trying to spend as much time with my family and friends as I can. That is especially hard to do when you are bed-ridden like I am.

Huge thank you's going out to those who have written me well wishes and others that showed concern. But I don't want you guys to feel sorry for me. I don't want to die but I've accepted it.

So, about With Arms Outstretched... Do not worry about the story. Why? Because my life partner will continue to write the story after I've gone. Of course, it won't happen right away. It may even take a few months. Possibly a year. He will do it when he's ready. He promised me. He's good for his promises. He knows where the story is going and he's more than capable. I trust him with my life and my heart and my soul and my son.

I wish you all the best.


P.S. My email inbox is full to the roof (exaggeration). That is because I'm basically ignoring my emails. I've even gone as far as to delete my email accounts from my mobile phone. So write if you wish, but nobody will read them. Sorry about that.