Where else could you get advice, a hug, a telling off and a sympathetic ear from someone who has not only walked a mile in your shoes but has carried you on their shoulder whilst doing so?
On here people have made me laugh, cry, pull my hair out.... vomit (yes you know who you are spider picture posting people over there in FnG )
In the early days I used to post here in the middle of the night... drunk (occasionally); emotionally wrecked and screaming at my laptop at times!
I may have even posted on Christmas and definitely posted on New Year's Eve when the world was all happy and merry and I wanted to slit my throat into my supper
I have used profanity and I have posted inappropriately in the wrong forum (a long time ago now... now I double check to make sure whether I am in R or General ...mostly )and incurred the wrath once of DS for doing so (sorry DS xx).
I have laughed at some of the idiotic things your FWS's have said and I have gotten angry on your behalf at the hurtful way some of your family as well as spouses have acted towards you.
I have wanted to commit murder too for you at times! Both towards your WS's AND towards the OP's. I guess I am thankful my imagination has more balls than I do in real life really as orange jumpsuits would not suit me
I have come here when I have been bereft and when I have been buoyed and not once have I ever posted something that has not had at least one reply (guess there's always a first time but don't make it now )
On here I seen the colour purple and just know; "These guys get me! They get my situation! They get what I am feeling and what I have been through and who I am at my core!"
Knowing all that- you are still here day after day after day.
I guess I just wanted to post a little happiness in here and say thank you
To the newbies my hope is to build you up and help you realise we are all standing together for you and when you fall down there are thousands of us willing to pick you up, dust you off and set you on your feet once more.
To the oldtimers- I aim to keep learning from you and will keep that rocking chair well oiled so you can sit and preach in comfort
And to those who hate slushy posts? Jog on and go check out the orrid spider posts over in Fun and Games as there's nothing more to see here