To all of my internet friends, acquaintances, family and in-real-life friends,
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your love, support and understanding. I would reply personally to each and every one of you, but honestly, I can’t make it through typing three words without crying my eyes out. To the point where I can’t see the screen any more.
The outpouring of community to my post where I bared my deepest, darkest secrets and moments- touched me, and renewed my faith in the human race. I heard from people who I had not heard from in years, and even from people who I would have never expected to reach out to me and share their stories of abuse and depression.
When I first posted my story, I honestly expected a lot of nay-sayers and rage, because it’s what I have always dealt with. The only negative comments I received were from my former abuser herself. And I won’t be posting them.
I never thought in my wildest dreams that so many of you would stand up with me. Your words of encouragement and love have helped my recovery so much. I never knew that writing and sharing my story would help me so much- and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
While what I wrote was a way to share my story- to bring light to unlikely abuse, I was also selfish. It was a way for me to get out what I had kept inside for so many years. And let me tell you, it was like a flood gate being opened. I felt extreme emotions when I clicked on post. But not one of them was regret.
I am so lucky to have this blog as a way to communicate with all of you.
Sorry if this post was all over the place… I just wanted to say thank you. I think I covered that a few times.