...I want you to know though that I credit you with providing me the care I needed to rise up from the smoldering ash of my previous life. You were generous with the tissues for my tears and helping me find my sense of humor. You were there with me to celebrate my small steps and a few bigger ones! I am grateful that you have helped me always see hope I need to plan for success. There is no way I could have accomplished half of what I did if you weren’t cheering for me from the sidelines. In a few short months, you encouraged me to:
· Deal with my safety issues
· Have the courage to issue a restraining order
· Start the legal process
· Guided me through school, career, etc.
· Encouraged me every week!
· Listening to me wail and still having an encouraging way
· Etc. etc.
I remind myself when I am having a moment (there are many) that you always say “IT’S TEMPORARY’! That redundancy has helped immensely. Don’t ever stop say that to people! I have learned so much from you these past few months and thank you for all the courage you helped me muster up.