|All Fall Down||Jan 11, ’08 6:25 PM
for Mel ‘s friends, Mel ‘s family and Mel ‘s online buddies
When I started blogging two years ago I did it because I needed a way to talk about my RA without making people uncomfortable… I never could have imagined that I would find the kind of friendships here that I have found. From finding a friend that taught me that I can feel love in a way I never thought possible or finding a friend that knows what I am going through and has made me feel like I am never alone, and anything and everything in between. The friends I have found here have meant everything to me these past months, months that have been the hardest of my life.
And so, as I pack my bag, make phone calls and lists, and get ready to go see Stac…. it occurred to me that I have never really said thank you, or told you how much it is has meant to me to know that I can count on all of you.
There have been times in these past weeks and months that I felt like I was going to fall down, and many of you have been here to make sure that I didn’t. And watching all of you turn that same kind of love and compassion towards Stacey has meant the world to me. I am so proud to call you my friends, and so grateful for the hope and courage you have given to me and to Stacey.
Without your encouragement and loyalty, I don’t know what I would have done. You all have made me laugh, made me cry, you have taught me things about myself, made me be a better person, you have made me feel less lonely and you have given me the courage to be strong. So, thank you… from the bottom of my heart.
If any of you someday feel like YOU may fall down… I hope you will turn to me, because I would be honored to be there for all of you, in all of the ways you have been here for me.