A Note of Gratitude


I wanted to take a moment to extend a note of gratitude to all of my readers, both those of you that have followed the blog from its inception over five years ago and those of you that just recently signed on. You’re all an important part of this site.

I have heard from so many of you, describing your raw emotions and challenging situations and in many cases, relating your triumph over such hardship. I grieve with you when you share your sorrows and I celebrate with you when you find freedom and peace. And I admire the strength and determination that shine through your words.

I am thankful for the ideas you give me for posts, both offered explicitly and those suggested in your replies. Without all of you, my well of ideas would have dried up long ago.

I especially appreciate those of you that are so generous with reaching out and helping other readers, offering encouragement, advice or even just a, “Me too.” I’ve always visualized this as a place where everyone can extend a hand to help someone who is a step behind. In that way, we can all make it through.

Thank you for your support, both of this blog and of each other. Without you, this site would not exist.

With humble gratitude,


Thank you for sharing!

13 thoughts on “A Note of Gratitude

  1. It’s been wonderful to watch you grow and heal through the years. I remember the way you were that day in the I-20 rest area and to see you so strong and happy makes me happy.

    1. The tears are flowing:) I can never thank you enough for giving such a wonderful home to my baby. Never having to worry about her was such an amazing gift.

  2. An American in Deutschland – I am embarking on one of the biggest changes in my life, moving from the United States to Germany. My husband and I are moving to Germany because he was offered a job there. I have decided to begin this blog not only to document the process and feelings that will go along with a transition like this, but also to try to help others that might be in the same situation. While researching the move I read countless other expat blogs, so this is my way of "Paying it Forward". I am the mom of 2 grown, wonderful children. In the United States I work as a Registered Nurse. I love writing, books and movies. Thanks for coming along for the ride.
    An American in Deutschland says:

    Thank you!

  3. While I responded only a few times, you have made such a difference in my life these last years. I am just a few months behind you in my gaslighting experience. While it may have not been as dramatic (no bigamy) it was definitely similar in surprise. While I have not made quite the same progress as you in moving on, I have found your words supportive and a light in some dark times. Many thanks, Lisa. You have made an incredible difference to me. Keep on writing, Mrs. Math Teacher…your insight and way with words keeps me going.

  4. So thankful for this blog. I may not always comment but your posts are inspiring and comforting- so nice to know I am not alone in this journey……

  5. Lisa, you’re a rock star! (That’s my highest compliment😎😉😆)
    Seriously, thank you for having courage and strength, and sharing your story and insight. You are kind and thoughtful and so appreciated.
    You’re amazing.

  6. Oh Lisa you have changed so many lives and eased the terror and grief. Without you I would have had a hard time finding my own voice and finding hand and foot holds as I navigated my own experience. Thank you for being so generous with your feelings and your guidance.

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