Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Public Apology

See? I used a capital for each word in the title, so it must be important. And it is. I need to make a public apology for my actions and for the circumstances, as controlled and misdirected by me.

I've been through a rough patch earlier in the year. I went through a tough break-up. I got a little (read: a lot) paranoid. I made some stupid decisions in response to what had happened.

Most importantly, I hurt someone very dear to me. You know her. She's the wonderful girl who always has the right words. She's faithful, she's kind and she'll fight to protect your soul. I love her. She's the one-and-only, Ames.

I, Evan Ritchie, A.K.A. TheSovietChairman, must acknowledge, in front of this cyber-community, the damage I have done to Ames. I was in a relationship with Amy for some time and managed to hurt her significantly. It has been established that we have both grown through this relationship, but that I was destructive and foolish in the manner in which I approached courtship. My heart had been given to someone else, yet I persisted in dating while in an unfit state, to the detriment of us both.

I am sorry, Ames. I love you.

I must also thank her for everything she's given me through these struggles: The countless hours spent buoying me up, the friends she's introduced me to and the emotional energy poured out and the trust she has demonstrated.

I propose a virtual toast to this beautiful, kind and selfless daughter of God.

*Raises virtual glass*

Hmmm... Not satisfying enough.

*Proceeds downstairs*

*Returns with a glass of wine*

Here's to Ames! The most wonderful friend anyone could ask for!

Wishing you all the best on your road to recovery,



  1. Hmm...

    Well, I can only say this: you both are very obviously wonderful people, with kind hearts, who appear to be sincerely devoted to God. Despite any mistakes, shortcomings, or unfortunate circumstances, the fact that you are wonderful, kind and devoted means that things will work out.

    "For we know in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to his purpose."

    The fact that you would so publically apologize speaks highly of you, my dearest Evan.

    I have perhaps too much experience in destructive and foolish actions. That said, I'm not sure how much it means, but I offer my prayers for the healing of both your hearts.



  2. Wow...Just wow...

    I guess it was hard for me to read this passage, since I was having similar problems with Odysseus. Not the same, but similar, and I can totally understand how Amy might be feeling right now.

    Two things...

    1. I think that you were bold enough to post something on here says a lot about you; you are a good man, and you're trying to make things right. That's a step forward.

    2. Does Amy really want this whole thing tossed out for everyone? Maybe its theraputic for both of you, but on the flip side, maybe she'd prefer this to stay private.

    Best of luck to both of you during the healing process. God Bless.

  3. Thanks for your concern, Emmy :). This public apology is actually quite appreciated and I would rather that everything is out in the open anyway. Transparency and acknowledgement of what happened is what I need to move forward I think :).

    Because God's love ties us together, I'm sure in time, we will be able to enjoy the friendship that was cultivated between us.

  4. I'm glad to hear that, Amy :) Best of luck!

  5. Wow. That's very good of you to be so forthright and honest! I wish more people were that way. You're a good example, because you're not trying to hide the mistakes you've made, but, rather, you've acknowledged them, and you've obviously learned from them. And Amy, you're very kind and forgiving. That's wonderful! Good luck to both of you!

  6. Thank you for all your prayers and encouragement :). It's great to have such a kind cyber-community :).