August 6, 2013
Someone just said something to me I never thought I'd hear- in fact, I never could have even dreamed this sentence up if I had tried. I was talking to one of my best friends about how we met and became friends and she said this: "When I saw your scars, I knew I could be friends with you." I immediately burst into tears. I have always thought of my scars as something that people might be able to someday accept if they got to know me well enough. I have on rare occasion had fellow self-injurers connect with me because of my scars, but those connections tend to be tenuous and fleeting. I never in a million years dreamed that my scars could be part of the start of a friendship with someone who had no scars of her own. So to all of you out there who struggle with something that makes you feel unlovable, I humbly assert that you are WRONG. Nobody is unlovable. Nothing can make you unlovable. You deserve love, and you will find it.
Posted by Ashleigh at 2:34 PM