Rosewood Gave Me Light, Hope, And Strength

“Thank you.” Really, I mean it. Today in therapy I got in touch with emotions I’ve been ignoring for awhile now. Thursday was hard and I didn’t understand why. It was exactly 1 year since I left Rosewood, I should have been so proud of myself, but all I felt was guilt and sadness. But today I cried because I realized that I missed Rosewood. Rosewood gave me a family, both during and after treatment. Rosewood gave me light, and hope, and strength when I thought I had none. Looking back I really don’t know how I survived this long. Life still isn’t easy, I doubt it ever will be, but I’m thankful for my second chance… I miss having the support all around me, I regret not giving it my all when I was there, but somehow I still made it. I’ve been in and out of treatment centers since 2010, no more than a few months of hell and then back again. I never found a family in treatment until I came to Rosewood in 2015. Just thank you… I’m sure these words don’t do justice to how much I mean it. I miss my Rosewood family every day and just wanted to take the chance to say how much I love and appreciate you all, and let you know that you are my motivation, you are always on my mind. Hang in there sunshines, and remember that you never have to be alone.