Thursday, February 17, 2011

Dear Friend...

Dear Friend,

I met you at one of the lowest points in my life. My world was crashing down around me and I didn't think I would make it through it. I was in such a deep depression with so much confusion in my head, my heart and my life.

Then I happened across your blog...and you happened across mine...and a friendship formed. We talked about casual things, we talked about little life issues and then we talked about my falling apart world.

There was a time when I was driving down the road...allowing my mind to wander and it went into a dark place. The darkest of them all. I thought about ending it, about getting away from this world...but then I got home and I emailed you. Within minutes you responded. You listened to me whine, rant and cry. You let me dump all my problems on you and you helped me to see a better way. You saved me!

I never imagined that I could meet someone in blog world and feel so close to them. I never thought I would trust someone I didn't know as much as I trust you. I wish there were a way to thank you. I wish there was a way that I could show you how much your words and advice has helped me. Especially in the last 4 months. Never once judging me for the things I said, did or felt. Never telling me I was wrong for thinking the way I was. You were always honest but not pushy or degrading. You have brightened my world, you have helped heal my heart and you have had a huge impact on my life.

Dear friend you know who you are. Today I say thank you! Thank you for listening, for caring, for helping and for being there. Even if you did boycott my blog for a little while.

14 comments:

  1. Such a heartfelt post Melissa...and I am pretty sure I know who you were talking to.

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  2. I'm glad you've found someone to talk to, and the best is that your feelings are understood. I hope you'll soon bounce back with happy spirit, and you're not alone. I've been in that dark hole, and still do on occasions, but eventually, I crawl out very slowly!

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  3. That dark hole is a place I find myself in on a daily basis. If I hadn't found my blog friends, I don't know what I would have done. I am sending you big (((hugs))) and to let you know that you are not alone.

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  4. What a beautiful thank you! I'm sure the friend is just as grateful to have you in their life too!

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  5. Cute Blog! I’m a new follower Happy Thursday!! I would love for you to stop and take a look at my blog as well! Thanks!
    http://heavenlysavings.blogspot.com

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  6. That is a beautiful tribute to a friend!

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  7. I am already a follower. Just here to lend some support. Depression is real and it SUCKS!! I know I deal with it every day. You are an awesome, beautiful woman and courageous, don't ever forget it. We seem to forget the good things, don't we? What an awesome way to thank that person. It means the world when we can find that certain someone who understands and listens. Praying for you.
    God Bless,
    Shelley

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  8. I am so glad you found someone like that. Blog friends are very, very real.

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  9. Oh, you're welcome!
    Wait. You're talking to Heather aren't you?

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  10. This is so sweet! I love that the blogging community offers so much love and support and friendship!

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  11. Friends "inside my computer" are a God-send. I'm so glad you found a friend who helped you!

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  12. That is such a nice thing to have a great friend. I'd rather have one great friend than 10 mediocre friends.
    I'm following you via RSS. Wonderful blog!

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  13. I love it, I've been so surprised by how genuine my blog friendships have become!

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