Guess Who is Back?

As many of you already know, I am back after my 72 day stay in residential treatment. There are no words in existence that can express how eternally grateful I am for each one of you reading this. Your support, encouragement, love, and random acts of kindness are what keep me going, even in the difficult days. Words, also, will fail to describe my experience at Shades of Hope. I can now firmly and joyfully say that I am in recovery. I can now say that I am on a meal plan designed specifically for my body, and I am the healthiest I have ever been. I feel amazing, inside and out. I learned how to deal with my abusive past, carried emotions, and how to express feelings—I learned how to truly feel. I accept my flaws as part of me, and my scars remind me of my past and my journey. Oh, if I could draw a picture to illustrate to you all how miraculously different my life is now..the beauty that would be present in that piece! I guess there is not much more to say, other than once again, thank you. I will be returning to school September 10th, as the transition home ‘thus far has proven rather challenging. It is hard being back in the real world, but I could not be any happier to be back to you all. I only hope that I can continue to share my experience, strength, and hope with you guys and remain present in order to remind you of your worth in my eyes. I say that with all my heart, as cliché as it may seem. My amends, also, if I am slightly out of contact for the remainder of the week. I am trying my best to write/text/call everyone that contacts me, but being back home is slightly overwhelming. I have not slept since 4 am Wednesday morning! However, I am not ignoring you, but rather my fingers are just a little too slow. All my love and best wishes, Candace. ❤

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~ by candyshele1204 on August 30, 2012.

6 Responses to “Guess Who is Back?”

  1. Awww hun am thrilled for you I know you still have tough times ahead but i also know you have the strength to overcome them and i will be cheering you along xxx

  2. You sound so positive! Keep going and all your hard work will have paid off x

  3. This is the best news I’ve heard all day. Stay strong!

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