I actually wrote this post under Community ???? (the first heading) but am worried that it will get missed by a lot of people.
I am writing to wish all staff at BB and online forum members a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!
I joined BB about 6 months ago seeking to speak to others in similar situation as myself. I have been amazed at how much support, love and advice has been given to me over the 6 months.
This is such a hard post to write, but I wanted to write something special from the bottom of my heart to each and everyone of you on BB.
I suffer from depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, childhood sexual abuse and parents abandoning me 3 yrs ago when I told them of my abuse as a child.
From my very first post to now I have always received beautiful, truly inspiring messages. Although some of my messages haven't been too great when I've hit rock bottom and thought I had no one to turn to - I would always get a reply back. Even those dark times when I've thought of suicide (2 days ago) I have received messages from you guys picking me up again and making me feel that I am worthy.
Everyone has given me so much strength that I thought I never ever had. The encouragement and support is greatly appreciated.
I know that my Christmas will be a bit overwhelming with no parents but I do have my hubby and 3 adult children that will be with me. I know I will probably have a cry (just like right now!!!) but I am sure I will be okay on the day.
I have made so many "online forum friends" and I hope to continue sharing our stories and encouraging each other with love and support next year.
I am so glad that BB exists, because if it wasn't for BB I know I wouldn't have met so many friends on here.
So, everyone please take care over Christmas. I know it's a very difficult time for a lot of us, but try to share some joy and love with someone (even if it's your pet!!).
Hope that everyone has a nice Christmas with their loved ones and hope that 2014 is a bigger and better year for everyone.
Love Jo xx