Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Duck Invasion?

For those of you who have expressed your concern that the events of yesterday may cause me to stop blogging, I assure you, that won’t happen. Thank you for all of the encouragement and words of kindness, support and friendship.

Now, on with Duck Invasion?

Someone was sharing with me that there are a few souls at the new Camp Carbaway that are alarmed by the massive influx of Ducks into their presence. I certainly can’t speak for all the Ducks. I’m not the head Duck, the PR Duck, or even Duck Dutchess in waiting. But I do know many of the Ducks – including many of the Ducks now to be found at Camp.

Folks – we aren’t invading Camp. We’ve been there all along. We have read your posts. We may have even posted some ourselves. We have prayed for you in your illnesses and struggles. We have laughed with you when you tell jokes. AmyB used to beg me to come out at Camp. “Mrs. Leggs”, she would say, “come share this journey with me. We can talk about weight loss and families and all sorts of things.” And I always said no. I just didn’t believe it would be wise. I was concerned that it would make people feel uncomfortable or somehow betrayed. Then when someone else started demanding that people identify themselves, my little webbed feet anchored themselves into the silt at the bottom of the pond and I felt defiant. I hadn’t done anything to hurt any Camper. I hadn’t even blogged about Camp. Campers were never the enemy, though one was determined to continue to try to shoot us on site (pun intended). I also knew enough about that person to not believe her – she sounded like the old woman in the story of the Gingerbread House, enticing the children to come in.

When the forum change happened, AmyB asked me again if I would come over. I told her I would, but I want to be MomToEli now. Mrs. Leggs was being put into retirement. Just like you, many of us would like a place we can relax, talk about our weight loss journey, get support in that, and be free, even if only for a few minutes a day, of all the KK drama and investigation and lawsuit stuff. I hope you will take the time to get to know us. Overall, we really are a nice group of people – just like you.

This is an interesting week for me. I’m becoming a whole person again :)

Anyway, Campers, instead of an invasion, it is more like this ...