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IGDID - A huge thank you to past and present members

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IGDID - A huge thank you to past and present members

Post by felicity on 4/25/2017, 11:39 am

Today, I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who has ever been or still is a member of IGDID Support Forum.

IGDID has been around for over a decade now. During that time, members have come and gone. All who have ever been here have supported Ivory Garden as a group and members as individuals by validating and respecting each other.

I have watched those who remain grow and heal over time.

Today, I wondered what this last decade would have been like for me if IGDID folks had never entered my life. Because I come here every day, and because I did make a promise that I would never walk away from this forum, I have been privileged to meet some extraordinary people over a decade of time. I don't believe that I would be here today if not for all of these folks.

I made this video some 5 years ago - my way of expressing my deep appreciation. I feel no different today than the day it was created. I would like to again share it to you all. Feel free to respond to this post.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2i9GlUHHsg



     

Don't miss the Ivory Garden Conference this year!!

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Re: IGDID - A huge thank you to past and present members

Post by Morgan on 4/25/2017, 12:24 pm

You are the best Felicity. Ivory Garden has been a huge part of my healing journey. I felt so alone and isolated until I found this site. Now I have a huge extended family that I can visit, get support from and give support. You are so brave and I really thank you for all your sacrifices of time and the toll this place has taken on you emotionally at times. Thank you Felicity. Morgan
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Re: IGDID - A huge thank you to past and present members

Post by unicorn-Ann on 4/25/2017, 3:09 pm

felicity you are the best.
because of IG online, we are not alone. we are not crazy or lying. we are understood. and when we thought you all werent real (yeah crazy right?), there is IG in person - the conference.
we thank all of you - our family of choice.


all of us
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Post by krathyn on 4/25/2017, 7:21 pm

we are thankful for this group and every member. we are glad to be part of this group where we can contribute and many contribute to us.
the whole DID problem is something most people do not understand.
but people here do understand



wishing you well-
Krathyn, Sebastian, Strawberry, (6 Little Kathies), kathrynmarie
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Re: IGDID - A huge thank you to past and present members

Post by Cambria on 4/26/2017, 8:40 pm

Oh, Felicity, thank you so much for this post, and for sharing that lovely video again.
I remember signing up to this forum over three years ago now (could it have been so long??) and it was all the pictures and videos with faeries and angels and the music that led us here. Little "none", to be exact, our little girl inside. She held my hand and asked if I would sign us up. So, here we are.
Wow. I haven't been out in ages. I suppose we're in a pretty calm state right now, just came home from dance class, and randomly decided to jump online.
More soon I hope, but I wanted to tell you (and everyone here at IG) that we are so, so thankful for this place.
We are still trying to work through so much, and we take a step forward and a couple back sometimes, but we have never felt judged here. There has always been so much support, and we might not have made any sort of sense out of anything without the understanding we've found here.
You have been nothing but kind and welcoming to us, and we will always be thankful for that.

And now, we really must go to bed. Work tomorrow.
But maybe we'll watch the video one more time...

Have a wonderful night.

Love,
-Cambria et al
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Re: IGDID - A huge thank you to past and present members

Post by Feychilde and all on 5/1/2017, 8:45 pm

Hi Felicity, After a decade I hope you know how I feel about you! You have been through so much keeping this board going and keeping it safe. You have given so much to all of us in the survivor community. It has meant a lot to me that you have so willingly accepted me back in as we have darted in and out over the last 10 years or however long it has been. On top of that, you have organized a great staff and even a conference!! Wow! I really wish we could come to that. Thank you for all of your hard work. You are truly an inspiration and thank you for having this place for all of us to come to.
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Re: IGDID - A huge thank you to past and present members

Post by StarryNight on 5/25/2017, 7:14 am

Awe I'm feeling the warm fuzzies.

You guys are all so awesome!! I'm super thankful for Ivory Gardens. It's so great to have a safe space to talk with others like me.
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Post by I,Barbara on 5/25/2017, 9:08 am

here-here

This site has brought me peace, anger, frustration, giggles, knowledge and most important new friends.

TY Felicity and all others who make this such a special place



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Re: IGDID - A huge thank you to past and present members

Post by islandgirl on 5/25/2017, 9:37 am


Felicity, this is a beautiful and touching video. Thank you for IG, it is a
safe place to come to.
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Re: IGDID - A huge thank you to past and present members

Post by Samantha48 on 6/26/2017, 11:17 pm

... Oh boy, this long. I'm so touched, moved in my heart; I might nog be here every day but you all have a place in my heart. You believe in healing, and when I came back I realised my latest years tranformed from surviving into a journey of healing... and this is what Ivory is about. Being a safe invironment, with friends who understand, accept you... to heal, one step.. two steps...
I might not be here every day but you friends mean the world to me.
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Re: IGDID - A huge thank you to past and present members

Post by felicity on 6/27/2017, 5:24 pm

Aww, I know - that is the cool thing about us all keep returning here - a long journey - I should make another video about that. This video is really old - I made it a long time ago. Do you see, I have all of the old avatars and sigs from the old yuku site - 7 years ago - sheesh - I still remember them. Feeling all nostalgic



     

Don't miss the Ivory Garden Conference this year!!

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Contact Pat Goodwin, MA
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Re: IGDID - A huge thank you to past and present members

Post by ScrambledMedley on 6/27/2017, 6:38 pm

Thank you, Felicity. You really made this board a very successful one and a place I would rather be anyday. I know that without this board, life's been a struggle. I appreciate everyone here who can understand the trials of just being in a world that simply doesn't understand. It's always been my belief that the result of what we went through isn't really an illness; it's just a creative way to cope in a hostile environment. But that's just me; maybe I'm wrong for thinking that way. But I just want to let you know I love you all (I hope it isn't wrong to say that) and that it's good to be in a place that is safe where we can talk to each other about what is troubling us. There is understanding here.
Thank you.
Christina
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Post by felicity on 6/27/2017, 6:57 pm

I so agree



     

Don't miss the Ivory Garden Conference this year!!

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Re: IGDID - A huge thank you to past and present members

Post by Marlo on 6/30/2017, 10:12 pm

I am SO thankful for this site and for the members I have met. I am new and am looking forward to meeting others. This is such a unique and sacred space for survivors and all their parts to come and find acceptance, support, and understanding. It helps humanize and normalize our experiences. Many many thanks Felicity and All Members!
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Post by krathyn on 11/1/2017, 7:51 pm

oh here we are again, how beautiful again!



wishing you well-
Krathyn, Sebastian, Strawberry, (6 Little Kathies), kathrynmarie
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Post by valiantbeauty on 3/17/2018, 1:58 pm

Felecity thank u for the beautiful video. It makes me feel good to know there are people like u that care and support what it’s like.
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Re: IGDID - A huge thank you to past and present members

Post by felicity on 3/18/2018, 10:33 am

You are so welcome - it is a fairly old video, but I do love watching it - because it still rings true.



     

Don't miss the Ivory Garden Conference this year!!

https://igdid.org
Who is Ivory Garden Nonprofit Corporation?

https://ivorygardensite.com/

Contact Pat Goodwin, MA
President: Ivory Garden Nonprofit Corporation

felicity4us2@gmail.com
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Post by Kbaehr on 9/9/2018, 9:30 pm

Thank you so much for the video you created and shared--it was truly beautfiul and So moving and so creative! Even though I haven't been here on a regular basis I get so much out of everyone's support and what they share.

Take care
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Post by Begonia on 9/9/2018, 10:14 pm

Hi Felicity,

I have just seen your deeply touching montage too. Just popped up as a recent post - I used to miss everything including this as I haven't been able to find my way around until now and being buried by the stress of my life which leaves me unable to process much.

The other day I read something about someone's journey through the mental health system, how badly it affected them and how everthing could have been done so much better. Try as I might I can't find in again to reply to them with thanks, it was done in June.

I found an article online a week ago, I'm not sure if the words are fitting it's about people with DID etc not being understood really - like you say. The newspaper article said there is a lot that is right and good about DID and as for the wrong, that situation was never created by the person. The person being profiled was an artist and a writer and self employed business person, from memory.

Everyday, though I may not be posting online I think of Ivory Garden and so hope it will continue into the future. I have learnt so much about myself here and hope to be now able to socialise with others.

Sending you a great big thank you for all your huge care and time.

Begonia

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Post by felicity on 9/10/2018, 12:04 pm

I know that posts come back up to the top if someone posts to them (called 'bumping') I had to go watch the video again just now - to see which one it was - LOL. I am glad that I made those old videos - you couldn't even make them full size back then -

I remember when I made this, my T asked if I made it for her - No - not!! Just saying.



     

Don't miss the Ivory Garden Conference this year!!

https://igdid.org
Who is Ivory Garden Nonprofit Corporation?

https://ivorygardensite.com/

Contact Pat Goodwin, MA
President: Ivory Garden Nonprofit Corporation

felicity4us2@gmail.com
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Post by krathyn on 9/10/2018, 2:57 pm

Hi Felicity!
oh sometimes i get notifications of posts that were started months, even years ago that i don't have any memory of having posted in.
there is so much shared on this board. So many beautiful moments, so much really hard stuff and so much triumphant stuff as we go forward with so many kinds of healing journeys.
It is really fun thank you so much Felicity!



wishing you well-
Krathyn, Sebastian, Strawberry, (6 Little Kathies), kathrynmarie
Krathyn of We5:    we accept all intentions of support--





krathyn148@gmail.com
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