Saying goodbye is one of the hardest things I have to do. I hate it. How do you let go of a 6 year old relationship where you poured out your heart to this person every couple of weeks or month. They knew your darkest fears, your pain, your joy and the things you accomplished. They stood my you in your addiction and they stood in your corner every step of the way. They encouraged you when you wanted to give up and when you couldn’t do it anymore. They cared for you in every way. They prayed for you and laughed with you.
This relationship I’m talking about is with a counselor. Six years is a long time but I know the woman I am today is because of this person. It’s a relationship like no other because the only time you see them is in their office. This person helped me in my marriage, when my marriage ended and so much more. I could reach out her in an email if I needed Anything. She was always there for me. I’m so Thankful for her I can’t put into words what she’s done for me. Thank you so much.
I won’t forget what you taught me and now I’m ready to go out into this world and be the woman God created me to be. I have lots of tools in my tool box. They say it takes a community to raise a child. I believe it’s the same for adults. Community is everything especially to me. Not only do I have fantastic friends I have have an Amazing church family as well.
In this past 6 years I’ve learned how to put my past behind me, forgiven those I never imagined I would ever forgive. Gone through addiction and come out of that with so many healthy ways to cope. I’ve fought for my marriage in counseling and watched my marriage end. That was painful and so hard. Learned how to cry and really grieve things instead of stuffing them under the carpet. I learned how to stand up for things I really believed in. To speak out against things that needed a voice.
Through my hurt and pain I realized that I could make a difference in this world. God has given me a huge heart for people and children and animals. I understand when someone comes to me with an issue or is battling addiction. I understand, I know what’s it’s like to feel that Shame, that not wanting to do it again and falling right back into it. I know what’s like trapped in addiction but I also know what true freedom is all about.
It’s going to be a transition for me because I’m used to running things by this person. I will miss them a lot. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you’ve taught me. I will make you proud. You may not ever find a quirky client like me but keep laughing and caring and teaching more clients how to live life in freedom. ❤️