Thank you a thousand times, sweet friend.
Thank you for being here and allowing me to share my life with you.
Thank you for all the times you've read my heart and genuinely cared about what it was saying.
Thank you for still being here after so many years, or for joining my path somewhere along the way. If you're brand new to Mandyland, welcome.
Thank you for giving me the courage to be so bold and honest with my words and experiences. It was through the feedback and support I received on Facebook way back when pages did not exist and notes were where it was at, that I gained the strength to say even more, day by day and year by year. I Facebooked my heart long before I ever blogged about it, and I typed my heart to Keveen Gabet in what was to become The Poet & The Butterfly: An Intimate Dialogue, even before I joined Facebook.
Thank you for being around for my ups and my downs, the joy and the pain, and the truth of whatever it is I'm facing.
Sharing my heart with you is precisely how I've made it through so much of the struggle that this year has brought, and any and all of the challenges that preceded it.
I really needed someone to write to and I'm glad it was you.
I write to heal my own heart and I trust that if it helps me to move through life, then it will also help another to do the same.
So if I've helped you in any way over the years by simply sharing my truth, I can't think of a more beautiful circle of love I'd rather be a part of.
With all my heart,