The reply from Bxxxx & Lxxx came a couple days later.
From: “Bxxxx & Lxxx Yxxxxxx”
Sent: Friday, July 13, 2012 9:47:23 PM
I really appreciated your reply, thanks for taking the time and for being open and transparent.
When you talk about being still I can relate, I love Psalm 46:10, my mom had it in her kitchen on a little piece of paper with tape that had turned yellow. The word that comes to my mind is “surrender” -together with stillness is peacefulness.
A friend of ours shared her pastors rules for emails and texts, he says they need to be limited to information only. Whenever emotion is expressed it is best to talk. A good rule for the future. We’d rather talk, email communication has definitely contributed to our situation.
Since you’re not ready to talk, I respect that and will honor your stillness.
JD and I did discuss the business in March and we agreed together that it would be best for our ongoing relationship to separate business from family. He said we had done well to make it as many years as we had. Since then we actually have continued supporting the business; we continue receiving the monthly rent checks and Lxxx delivers them, we’ve helped the Wxxxxxx’s and Mxxxxx’s hold events, we’ve delivered credit card machines for Lxxxx and arranged for keys to the warehouse.
The Sxxxxxxxxx’s (our neighbors) invitation to Lake Powell is my responsibility. I called and talked to Jxx, the first thing we discussed was you guys and the first thing he did was talk to JD. Upon JD saying that he was OK with the Sxxxxxxxx’s going, Jxx called back and the planning began. My words to Jxx were, “I hope this leads to future trips with you and the Mxxx’s (that’s us) coming together” (you can verify with him). There was not an intent to cause hurt in this. I am so sorry for how it turned out and realize now it was a big mistake.
We really miss you guys, think the world of you and are praying for God’s continued healing.
The next month’s remained pretty quiet with Bxxxx & Lxxx – finally!
Emails, correspondence’s, text messages and communication was minimal. I sent an Anniversary gift. The following is an email after they received it:
From: “Bxxxxx & Lxxx Yxxxxxx”
Sent: Saturday, October 27, 2012 11:17:17 AM
Thank you for remembering our 22nd anniversary, love, love, love the cross wall hanging! We will find a special place to hang it and remember your kindness and the gift of God’s peace and grace in our lives. We had a nice dinner together (grilled salmon and a Quinoi, arugula, spinach salad) at home. We are taking care of my mom this week while my dad is out of town in Sedona. Thanks again, we really appreciate your thoughts and the special gift.
Love, Lxxx and Bxxxx
2 days later the following email came:
From: “Bxxxx Yxxxxxxx”
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2012 12:41:49 PM S
FW: Garage with your items
From a happy customer in California!
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2012 9:17 AM
Finally took a few pictures of the garage showing the pictures.