Out of tragedy comes blessings and support…
I am extremely sorry to hear of the numerous difficulties through which you are going, both you and Steve. They make whatever problems I imagine I have pale into insignificance. I would probably be emotionally crushed by them, as emotionally I’m not a particularly “resilient” person. Please “keep on truckin’ .”
You have made a solid and dynamic contribution to getting out information on the lagoon project, and I hope (and would pray, were I a religious person) that you continue in that capacity in whatever manner and venue you see fit. I trust you and I trust your judgment. You strike me as a fundamentally good and honest person.
I personally have not been involved with any of the people you mention. I do not know Stephanie nor Steve and never, to my knowledge, communicated with either of them. I certainly don’t know anything about her mother, nor have I looked at whatever FaceBook page you are referring to. I barely know Bob Purvey, having seen him only once in about the past 10 years, when he filmed my touring the lagoon with Matt Horns in May. I don’t think you and I have ever met.
My “take” on Patricia Glas, based entirely on the statement at the bottom, is that she is a deeply hurting person, wounded to her emotional core. No one likes to outlive their children. No one likes to lose a loved one. Perhaps worst is to lose them to suicide. This causes not only immense pain and grief, but also tremendous personal feelings of guilt. “Why didn’t she come to me? Couldn’t she trust me? Didn’t she know how much I loved her? I failed her. I could have done more. She left me and never said goodbye. I’m a horrible person….and just who is responsible for this anyway?” And that’s where you, Cece, come into the picture.
Briefly put, you are a handy target for someone who needs to blame someone else. That’s a terrible position to be put into. All I can say is
Be Strong and Understanding.
Whatever the outcome, whatever emotional support I can offer you, is yours.
For me, the best gratitude is for you to just keep on doing what you have been doing in regards to the project. This is valuable & critical work. If it were to stop, it would leave a hole no one else could fill.
Forgive me for making an awful pun, but it would be worse than the hole the opposition persistently complain about.
Perhaps the main error that State Parks did on this job was failing to supply timely information to the public. That is what you are supplying.