Friends… The Angels that Helped me through the dark times of my depression and my life!
First I must mention my childhood friend Stephanie, who lerally saved my life in elementary school. Stephanie taught me that I was loved and worthy of being cared about! She kept me from committing suicide all those years ago. Something I can never repay her for, I don’t remember exactly what she said to me but it was exactly what I needed to hear to NEVER attempt suicide. Steph was a true caring person and her family was kind to me in a time when I hated life. We spent so much time together and I remember happiness when I was with her. I truly wish we hadn’t lost touch when we moved.
Next I would say my friend Tania, who I met in High school, was the next close friend I had. Tania is completely opposite me and taught me a lot about living and friendship. She accepted and continues to accept me for who I am. She see’s beyond the moods and anger and loves me. She is fun and we have always had a good time when together. I recently got back in touch with her and even tho it had been 12 yrs or so it was like we had never been apart. Love her so much!!
Then there was Susan who I hung out with a lot when the kids were small and I was in the throes of my illness and looking for help. We had what we would call Sanity Checks… One would call the other when all hell was breaking loose in our homes with our kids. We would then walk miles with the kids in a stroller and we would keep going till we felt better. We would meet at an intersection between our homes, we lived about 1 mile or more from each other and we would walk all over town! We would even stop at the store and buy things we needed for the household and tie the bags on the stroller and head back home. Keep in mind we both had two kids and a double stroller, not the walking kind just a standard double stroller. Those strollers were heavy on their own much less with two healthy kids and bags tied on them. I love her and I miss her as she moved away to Massachusetts. Her home town!
Then I met a woman at my youngest daughters E.A.K. class (Early Admissions Kindergarten). Her name is Sandy and her daughter was Missy. We hit it off right away and hung out a lot. I wasnt sure what it was that tied us but I knew right away I like her. Turned out she too was Bipolar. She and I related on a lot of things but the moods, anxiety, fears and well Nuttiness I think is what brought us together. We supported each other through a lot of troubled times. She is truly a great woman and our kids loved each other. Then she moved, to Texas. A very sad time for me I missed her and still do.
I also want to mention my sister-in-law Alysia! We had our ups and downs over the years but she has really been there for me at times that I needed her.. She is a lovely person and I couldn’t love her more! My brother and her have been together for 20 yrs now, amazing really! They have given me 2 beautiful nieces that light up my life! Thank you sweetie! She is like me doesn’t care much for photos so I don’t have one of her sorry!
Next I have Sonya… who I met online at a game, and we have spoken daily for over 3 years now.
She lives in the U.K. and I in the U.S. so we have never met but she has been there for me constantly. We met after my husband and I split, very shortly after, so I was a mess but she was one of those Angels that carried me through and helped me relearn how to be social! Sonya and I are partners at LeanOnUs.co.. She started the site with another friend but I ended up helping her out when that partnership didn’t work out! She is a special woman!! We all benefit from her being in our lives!
My very best, In Real Life, friend is Schrin! I met her at the kids school, I was helping out in the office and she was too. I was very unhappy and upset as my husband and I had just split. I was teary and another mom asked me what was wrong and I blurted it all out. lol Schrin turned to me and said “I want you to know that I was right where you are a little over a year ago, I’m so sorry!” and she hugged me! She then said, ”Hey my girlfriends and I go out once in a while why don’t you come with us?” I said, “oh no I wouldn’t want to butt into that its ok… she insisted and I began going out with them. Schrin was there for me all the time, took me places with her and reintroduced me to the world of being social. I hadn’t been social in many years! She is truly an Angel!!
These are my main Angels other than my two girls who have gotten me through daily! There have been other people who have come and gone. They all served a purpose whether it was for me to help them with life or them to help me. These friends I list here are the ones that stand out and made the biggest positive impact on my life. I do my best to help out others and will do almost anything to be there for you. It isn’t always appreciated or understood but I enjoy my life and want to thank everyone who has been a friend to me in the past and current times. Your all Angels that can lend a hand and hope to others!
Please feel free to mention a special person in your life in the comments. I would love to hear your stories!