A Message of Thanks

We’re taking a break from posting stories this week to share a few words of love and connection with you. We want to express our deep gratitude for the expansive community that has formed here. We aren’t even trying to hold back the tears as we think about the past year.

Just one year ago, a safe and welcoming website where women could share their stories was simply an idea. It was an idea we barely knew how to wrap our heads around, and we certainly didn’t know what it would look like once formed. We had absolutely no way to prepare for what this community of story-tellers would come to mean to us, or what it would do for our lives.

Your stories, your emails, your Facebook messages and comments – every connection we have made with each of you has emboldened us, encouraged us, and strengthened our faith. This beautiful community has given us purpose.

Your stories of quiet redemption, brave forgiveness, and tenacious love have offered us hope. Your honesty about loss and pain and fear has nurtured our own authenticity. Quite simply, your stories have exposed a vision of strength and vulnerability we are honored to witness and humbled to carry.

One of our great soul-sisters, Cheryl Strayed, wrote, That place of true healing is a fierce place. It’s a giant place. It’s a place of monstrous beauty and endless dark and glimmering light. You, our dearest community, have come together to create a place of true healing. Our words are not enough. Our hearts are burst open and pouring out gratitude to you today.

As we bow our heads and offer up thanks over the next few days, we will be sending love and prayers to each of you. You are held in our hearts.

All our love,

Katie & Teal

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