Posted by August (188.8.131.52) on May 30, 2001 at 17:23:59:
I've caught up with what's been happening on the board and so i'm responding late to some things, and I may be speaking out of exhaustion and sound silly but...I love this family I've found here, and i love them just the way they are, and who they are.
i don't know why we expect the board to be any different than life. People have good and bad days, and it's no wonder it shows up in their posts. People are in a lot of pain here, both supporters in their hearts and we with our freaking heads. These expectations that everything is supposed to be sugar-coated and no differences of opinions or controversy is not realistic, and it's not real life. Life is painful, and it is hard at times. If you hurt someone on the board all i can say and hope is that you'll apologize and we'll all move on together.
I think the bad posts stand out more than the good posts do because they invoke reactions from us. The good and supportive posts are there, if you don't believe me go back into the archives and pick a date and count how many good posts there are, and then count the bad. Sure some days we lose it all at once, but this board has a way of going back to balance each time. I've said this before and i'll say it again, if it bothers to the point of needing to say how bad the board is, then jump into the water and change the flow. It only takes one person to start a chain reaction of good vibes. I miss some people, and i wish and pray they'd come back. I was so glad to see Annemarie post today, and i'm glad to see others i know and have grown to love posting...but i miss Bennie Sue, and i miss many others. I wish they'd come back and help us change the flow.
For everyone that is new here, i'm glad you found us, hang on, it can be a bumpy ride, but if you holler for help I can say this much for my family...we stop what we're doing and we do listen and we do help.
ok, i'm done, i really am.
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