Thank YOU, my Epilepsy Community !

imageFriendship is born at the moment when one person says to another What you too, Thought I was the only one! ~ Clive Staples Lewis

This is an open -letter of thank you! That is well overdue, it has been on my heart for the longest and in my mind from the day my journey started with YOU!

Dear Wonderful and Amazing YOU,

I stood at this crossroad, like a fork in the road; on both sides of me there were people I knew coming and going, waving as they quickly passed by! A few times I reached out they touched my hand but kept going along because they had their own journey to travel! Where I once traveled the same road, for some reason in an instance my journey, the road I had to travel became different overnight.

Those that I would normally chat with about everything under the sun, our chats soon became short and very surface. Those that would quickly touch my hand as they past by, their touch soon became just a wave. And soon all these things became a blur as I stood at the crossroad! At first I was very sad, I was heartbroken because I felt alone and I was confused! Once again I was at a place where tears fell constantly, but there was an afternoon where I wiped my tears and looked around there was something new!

That something was YOU! I told you the journey I was on, I explained the obstacles I would come across, I explained to you my brokenness, I showed you my baggage. I let you observe my wear and tear, I listed my needs; I poured out my story like oil and you listened intently! You nodded and you smiled and as you turned, I thought it was to walk away…but you turned and showed me you were exactly like me, like a mirrored image of me the same! We both smiled and walked along together and soon we joined arms as we walked and talked, chatted and laughed.

Walking the journey together became very natural and we soon forgot we had just met, we soon forgot that we had previously been strangers! Those things seemed so obsolete because we felt as though we had been together our whole lives, and what started out as a common friendship soon became a bonded family! Even along the way when life tossed things at us we embraced and walked them together!

Understand that had YOU not come along my path I would not be who I am today! Thank you for showing your true image and not being ashamed of YOUR journey. I have not known you my whole life but the time I have, you have left footprints on my life that can never be erased! When my walk on this journey is done and maybe people will tell of who I am and what I’ve done in life there you will be in my story because I wouldn’t have made it with out YOU!

My Love Always,
ANGIE

This letter is to each and every one of YOU and YOU know exactly who YOU are! Thank you for walking the journey with me.
Thank you to everyone who was not ashamed of their life with Epilepsy who gladly came to walk with me and my family embracing us and loving us! We started with a small family and now realize we are surrounded by 65million and their love ones who are our family and strong community!