Today has been a very busy day and I took a break to read something I found on Pinterest. They have a lot of good mental illness/health literature. Just now I found something titled “I’m glad I stayed” and it is about people who tried to commit suicide that are glad they didn’t. They wrote out reasons why they were glad they stayed. So, I thought I would share my own.
I’m glad I stayed because after ALL of my failed relationships I finally met a man who gives me unconditional love. I’m glad he taught me what it really means to have a TRUE friend and fight for a friendship/marriage. I only had one other best friend and she left this world too soon. I’m glad I stayed because I would have missed the indescribable JOY that my children and just having my amazing family has brought me. I’m glad I stayed to read, sing, and play with my children and that they have good memories of things we did together when they were little. I’m glad I stayed because I would have never got the chance to build a relationship with my living brother. I’m glad I stayed because I would have missed out on how much God really loves me. I’m glad I stayed to enjoy His beautiful creation that I have grown to appreciate so much. I’m glad I stayed to fight back at this illness and get the help and treatment I needed to live a productive life. I’m glad I stayed and that I have been able to inspire people in different ways and they have been gracious to let me know I did. I’m glad I stayed because I love animals and I have 4 that I am thankful for. I’m glad I stayed because I had a really good visit with my mom about 2 years ago and it has been a long time. I’m glad I stayed to see my dad dressed up to go to church because I was too little to remember the last time he went. I’m glad I stayed because I have met some good people who have accepted me for who I am and not labeled me. I’m glad I stayed to watch myself accomplish goals I have set. I’m glad I stayed because May 1st I have been married 20 years and have 19 years of sobriety. I’m just glad I stayed….to see how much better life REALLY got for me!!