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#58957 - 11/25/05 01:08 AM Partners and friends - many thanks
roadrunner Offline
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Registered: 05/02/05
Posts: 22045
Loc: Carlisle, PA
I want to express a special word of gratitude to the partners, family members and friends who come here and join with us here on MS. In the midst of our preparations downstairs I am constantly reminded that whatever progress I have made toward recovery I owe to the support of many people - including many friends and family members who have stuck with me through the most hellish times.

Here I want to just say thanks to a few special people here on the site:

Cathie: "the Rock"! AKA Lady Rock here on the site. There is no way I can thank you Cath. You have always been there for me, and I would not be alive today had you not been around in the darkest days to cheer me up and show me I could still be loved. As my sister you were often the last thing I was holding onto in deciding could I bear to live even one more day.

SAR: You stuck with me and talked to me when I was seething with feelings of anger and betrayal and didn't even know it. Your insights on my relationship issues has made me see a whole dimension of recovery that I had never even thought of.

Trish and Tracy: Wow, what can I say? How many PM threads have we maxed chattering and crying and laughing together? You have taught me so much about myself and how a man needs to relate to women that he loves. You two are so special to me - your partners are VERY lucky guys!

I don't mean to leave anyone out; I have benefitted so much from being in this forum and relating to all of you. It really has been a life-shaping experience. As I try to offload all the crap that my abuser stuck in my head I have learned from you all about what I need to work on to become a whole, loving and joyful man.

How does one say thanks for all that?

Much love,

Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)

#58958 - 11/25/05 03:37 PM Re: Partners and friends - many thanks

Registered: 09/23/05
Posts: 178

Its been a pleasure!!! I could wax lyrical about how knowing you has strengthened me, enlightened me, made me laugh, made me cry, helped me understand, shocked me, calmed me, soothed me and.... Oh I'm waxing. I'll stop but suffice to say I think you are a wonderful man.

You deserve every little bit of love and joy thats coming your way.

I feel a bit shy saying this but when I talk to D about you and your words of wisdom I always start with "you know my friend Larry".

We have both benefitted from having you in "our corner". That how its felt.

To feel like that when youre in such a terribly hard situation??? Like you say ...How does one say thanks for that.

Lots of love


#58959 - 11/26/05 09:57 AM Re: Partners and friends - many thanks
Lady Rock Offline
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Registered: 10/23/05
Posts: 25
Loc: Pennsylvania
My dearest has been an honor to be with you in this journey, and I will always be there for you. All my love, Cathie

#58960 - 11/27/05 05:56 AM Re: Partners and friends - many thanks
Trish4850 Offline
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Registered: 10/15/05
Posts: 3280
Loc: New Jersey

You're too kind for words. To think that I helped you, even one little bit, makes me feel so proud and terribly humbled. You are a strong voice on these boards. You always have the right thing to say, even when you claim that you don't know the right thing to say. I've never, not once, seen you not respond to anyone who was in trouble and you're always one of the first ones to chime in on a good or silly thread.

I'm grateful that you put me the company of Tracy and SAR. Ladies, you are wonderful women whose advice I couldn't have made it through without and who I'm sure I will call on again.

Cathie, you're in a league of your own; nothing compares to good family. I know how Larry feels about you because I feel the same for my brothers and my sister. Close siblings are priceless.

Back to Larry. I respect you just as much as I like you. That's something you should always hold dear, not because it comes from me, but because I know that everyone you come in contact with feels the same way. Not everyone in this world can make people feel that way about them. It's an accomplishment I hope you recognize because it's part of what makes you so special.

I'm glad I've come to know you Larry, because my life is better for it.

ROCK ON.........Trish

If you fall down 10 times, Stand up 11.


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