I’m back. Do you all forgive me for leaving? I’m sorry I left. I was having a pity party for myself. I plan on talking to my therapist tomorrow but in the meantime I missed you all!!
I wanted to also apologize to Lealonnie and Needhelpwithmom for leaving when you both were going through a difficult time with both your mother’s and your DH’s sick. You were both there for me when my mother was dying and I never meant to turn my back in your time of need. I’m sorry.
I also realize that the only way for me to get better, is to help others. I wanted to reach out to all of you and let you know I am there for you.
If I find a thread to be a trigger, I will just move on to another thread. I can always go to the jokes thread or to the what’s for dinner thread.
Thank you to everyone who had reached out to me on my deleted thread. I need all of you. I know that I still have a lot to contribute to this thread so that is why I asked to come back.
It's spring and it’s a sunny day today. I’m glad to be alive and I’m glad to be back!!
As far as I am concerned, you never have to apologize to us.
I deal with triggers too. Certain threads remind me of painful moments in my past.
Sometimes I will contribute, other times I don’t.
We want you to be at peace. I strive for peace in life also.
It really hasn’t been all that long since your mom died. You’ve been through a lot.
Good to see you back.
As to some of us dealing with our own "stuff" I wonder if anyone has recently heard from Cali. I know she is dealing with health issues of loved ones and am wondering how she is doing.
I will take time off from here in the future if I need to. I just won’t delete my account. I will take a respite in the future if I need to.
Spring is here and I’m so happy to be alive!!!
Wish that I had your courage, to vote with my feet!
You are needed here, and offer a blessing to all who read you!
Bottom line, you need to figure out to take care of YOU.
Those of us who were brought up to be "people pleasers" always think that we need to do the polite thing, the thing that makes the other person feel good. We were told that to do otherwise was selfish or bad. It's not.
It is self preservation and you do what YOU need to to protect yourself.
We're all in this together, right? Bumbling and stumbling along together, one day at a time.
Sending you a big HUG this sunny Spring day, even though it's supposed to SNOW here in Denver tonight. Again. After it being 72 degrees yesterday! UGH.
I value your expertise and wisdom!
Hugs to you!