Hi TeNNiS: I just read your post and your feelings about
our Healing Well family. From what you said and from what I have read in the Depression forum I can honestly understand why you feel that our family is changing and/or breaking up. There does appear to be a lot of silence. ...I however, have interpreted this slightly differently. As you can tell, I have been a member here for many years now. However, I have not been a big poster during this timeframe. .I'm just the quiet type and really don't feel comfortable speaking up a lot. I feel that many of you have a gift of knowing just the right thing to say whether its for advice or for understanding. Somehow, I always manage to flub it up.
But anyway, I am definately sensing the silence too. But I don't feel that it is about
people not caring about
each other or being willing to help each other. Right now, speaking for only myself, I feel a deep sense of shock, betrayal and loss. We have always been here for each other, regardless of how well we knew each other from our anonymous postings, and we all try so hard to be non-judgemental. I believe that this is trust and faith at its fullest, so naturally everyone must be reacting or dealing with this in different ways. Thus, the silence - everyone is still digesting all of this. My advice is to give this time. Just like relationships we have with other people in everyday lives, we are still human and we each deal with losses and grieve in our own ways. I firmly believe that once the sense of shock wears off we will once again settle, begin to fully trust again and move forward even stronger than before. As with any type of loss, sharing and grieving with others can be so beneficial in helping us recognize and deal with our grief and then move forward.
But as a last note, perhaps even to the moderators themselves, I think as I said before, they have always done an excellent job here. They share and give time with their hearts and souls. I know they want the very best for all of us. I do feel that even though everyone has the best of intentions for us....And again, I have the utmost respect for each and every moderator.
Hang with us Tennis. I think you are a very mature and brave individual. Because of your strength to speak out and share your problems and experiences with us, you will be so much more aware of yourself and have less soul searching to do as you grow beyond your teenage years. We still care and will always be here for you. Please keep your faith in us and plan to stay with us.
Cass, very well said and it is taken under advisement, and if any questions (especially about
my edit) please email ME at the address on my profile. That goes for anyone else too if you have questions please send them in a private email.
Post Edited By Moderator (MMMNAVY) : 3/6/2008 9:12:34 AM (GMT-7)