Dear Sara, Navy Guy and All,
Due to the content of this forum and the huge variety of people using it, there will always be moments where a person may feel offended, confronted, invisible, forgotten, welcomed, encouraged, lonely and any number of different emotions.
For me, it is not always possible to give as much time, care, thought, consideration and attention to the forums as I would like to. Life outside of the forums still happens. This is true for all of us.
There are times when a person's story touches me deeply and I so desire to know the right words to write to help ease their pain. That is not always possible. Words may never be enough. But we try the best we can.
Occasionally I intend to answer a post and then forget. There are times when I just look at one section of the forum and so then miss seeing the needs of others, or miss the fun threads as well. Time is sometimes my restraint.
I have my own personal mental health issues, one being Borderline Personality Disorder. There are times when I post on various threads and receive no recognition of having been there at all. It can upset me. A basic human need is to feel accepted, acknowledged and respected.
I know deep down that people are not intentionally ignoring me, it is my BPD that tells me otherwise.
Sara, have another go at reigniting your humour post if/when you feel up to it. Maybe people have just not seen it yet. I haven't, as like I mentioned I have been looking elsewhere on the forums.
There are posts I have been involved with that I have refreshed now and then. Sometimes they take off, other times they do not.
Guess what I am trying to say in my long winded way is that it can be so very easy to become so involved in all that is shared on this forum. We would not be human if we did not have feelings, emotions and thoughts regarding all we read and share.
It is wonderful we can openly communicate here how we are feeling, coping or struggling.
Once again TIME is against me. I am off to Church then will have my nieces here for the day. They may stay until the evening, so I may not have time to reconnect with the forum. That is okay. We all do what we can when we can.
Sara and Navy Guy, I send you both a huge hug. Once again I desire more time for everyone that I just don't have right now.
Take comfort in the knowledge that people do care for you both!
Cheers for now,Mrs. Dools