Your Involvement, Encouragement and Comradery Got Me (and many Others, I’m sure) Through Some Impossibly Treacherous Times. Ya’ll Are My Hero’s!
“In the end, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it’s wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.”
A Very Important Message to Facebook and our Gaslight Community:
Every life has a story. Thank you for being a part of mine. I extend my gratitude to every visitor for you are the treasured reader of which my written words have been waiting a very long time for.
If you have journeyed from there, Facebook’s Gaslight page, to here, then please know this. So many days your support and encouragement kept me holding on. Yet even more than that, and I’m sure many of you will know precisely what I mean, it was your gift of validation that I remember the most. To know that I was not alone, that I wasn’t crazy, and that there was a way through this nightmare, that was always my saving grace. So I took one breath at a time, one step at a time and one portion of Hell’s torment at a time. And though you may never have known it, your experiences, your courage, and your strength I carried with me. From custody hearings to the the ICU to rehab and at long last into the arms of the truest victim in all of this, my little boy. Please don’t think for a moment that you don’t matter, that your voice doesn’t matter that your support doesn’t matter because even though you’re not aware of it in the moment you are keeping somebody breathing, hoping, working for another day and another day closer to freedom, to safety, to peace.