When I first signed up on this site a few months ago, I was totally devastated by what had happened to me...which I think is fairly normal. What I didn't know was that I am actually lucky. After reading some of the posts and talking to people, I realize that so many of you on this site are dealing with so much more than I am on a daily basis. And you do it so well. So much better than I was dealing with things. The courage, determination, and spirit I have seen on this site has absolutely amazed me. To say it's been inspirational is an understatement. It has made me realize that I have been on a self-pity jag that there is no excuse for. I have had my eyes opened and been taught a lesson that I really needed to learn. It has helped put things in perspective for me and will certainly help me accept things and move on with my life. I've gotten so much more from this site than I ever expected and I have all of you to thank for that. The helpfulness, kindness, and understanding I have experienced here is beyond anything I imagined. Thank you all! ;Linda
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