Thank You June 30, 2013 6:32 AM   Subscribe

I just wanted to say thank you.

Through comments I've slowly revealed that I left home with my special needs son for a domestic violence shelter, then transitioned into a homeless campus for families and single moms.

I've gotten a fair share of comforting comments and emails checking in on me. Kind offers of holiday gifts, fostering my pets, links to helpful programs, and general "if you need anything."

Last night was my last night sleeping on campus. I'm moving into an apartment and I'm off welfare. :)

So thank you for all the kindess and support. Just knowing it was there if I needed helped ease my mind more than I can say. The community is amazing.
posted by FunkyHelix to MetaFilter-Related at 6:32 AM (40 comments total) 93 users marked this as a favorite

Yowza, that's quite a journey! I'm proud to be associated with a community that could help you through it.
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 6:39 AM on June 30, 2013

Glad to hear it. We're still here if you need us.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:45 AM on June 30, 2013 [6 favorites]

Big, big kudos to you for going through the hard work. Congratulations, too, on your unofficial "graduation!!"
posted by cooker girl at 6:46 AM on June 30, 2013

Big congratulations!
posted by BibiRose at 6:48 AM on June 30, 2013

posted by josher71 at 6:51 AM on June 30, 2013

That's a real triumph. Congratulations on weathering the storm! Wishing you lots of good things ahead.
posted by Salamander at 7:11 AM on June 30, 2013

This is precisely why I love this site so much. Congratulations, and we're still here for you.
posted by jbickers at 7:20 AM on June 30, 2013 [1 favorite]

So happy to hear this! You are awesome :)
posted by purenitrous at 7:39 AM on June 30, 2013

So happy for you. Good luck in your new apartment, we also give decorating advice!
posted by arcticseal at 7:44 AM on June 30, 2013 [7 favorites]

Good for you, FunkyHelix! You are very strong to have done what you've done, and you should be proud of yourself.
posted by gauche at 8:57 AM on June 30, 2013 [4 favorites]

Way to go - that's awesome!
posted by random thoughts at 9:26 AM on June 30, 2013

Congratulations! Hope things continue to get better.
posted by rmd1023 at 10:01 AM on June 30, 2013

2nding gauche, and adding I'm proud of you, too.
posted by Gorgik at 10:14 AM on June 30, 2013

posted by en forme de poire at 10:50 AM on June 30, 2013

Good for you.
posted by Cranberry at 10:57 AM on June 30, 2013

I'm really, really glad for you. Congratulations on doing what you needed to do!
posted by DarlingBri at 11:23 AM on June 30, 2013

Congratulations and hugs to you!
posted by fluffy battle kitten at 12:13 PM on June 30, 2013

Fellow fanfic-loving mom-of-a-special-needs-son here to tell you that YOU ROCK and I am so very happy for you. This is just the start of many better, happier times for you.

Can I gift you some good Sherlock or Avengers recs, as a housewarming present?
posted by Asparagirl at 1:32 PM on June 30, 2013 [2 favorites]

Well done! That must have been soooo difficult, and you did it. Make sure you give yourself some credit too.
posted by benito.strauss at 2:09 PM on June 30, 2013

Nice! Can we all come to the housewarming? Well, maybe that's a bad idea. But congratulations.
posted by The corpse in the library at 3:43 PM on June 30, 2013

Congratulations, and good luck to you and your son.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 3:45 PM on June 30, 2013

Thank you! We're just typing, you're building a world!
posted by thinkpiece at 5:18 PM on June 30, 2013

Sherlock recs are always awesome as Bendsdicks Cucumberpatch is dreamy.

Thanks again, all. Now that I've spent all day packing, lifting, and toting until I smell like I rolled in old cheese and cleaned up with roadkill, I realized I have no shower curtain.
posted by FunkyHelix at 5:37 PM on June 30, 2013 [4 favorites]

I had no idea any of this was going on, but reading about it has brought tears to my eyes.

MetaFilter is an awesome community. I have a hard time explaining it to people who don't have a clue, but this post, right here, right now... it's the perfect example of why I am proud to be a member here.

Even though I did not take part if anything mentioned here, just knowing that OTHERS DID is a giant thing for me. Thanks for being, everyone. *massive snuggles*
posted by hippybear at 11:10 PM on June 30, 2013 [5 favorites]

Congratulations on your bravery and hard work on building a new life for you and your son!
posted by twiggy32 at 1:58 AM on July 1, 2013

retro-shoutout for you!
posted by Eideteker at 4:10 AM on July 1, 2013 [4 favorites]

Hooray! Congratulations!
posted by magstheaxe at 7:03 AM on July 1, 2013

[+] to all the above. Good on you & stay strong & gentle.
posted by UbuRoivas at 7:04 AM on July 1, 2013

An amazing feat of strength and selflessness. Really, a series of feats! And every day is another. I so admire you!
posted by palliser at 8:26 AM on July 1, 2013

I am so proud of you.

Metafilter also helped me leave my abuser and get back on my feet. I've been thinking about making a similar thank-you post.

Thanks, Metafilter, for supporting FunkyHelix and me and many others like us on this site.
posted by sockermom at 10:00 AM on July 1, 2013 [2 favorites]

Way to go FunkyHelix and way to go MetaFilter!
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 10:28 AM on July 1, 2013

This is wonderful news! You rock!
posted by carter at 10:54 AM on July 1, 2013

posted by radioamy at 12:54 PM on July 1, 2013

I'm so happy for you. Consider yourself hugged and high-fived, and thank you for the update. I remember a previous question where I really felt for you, and am glad that things are better.
posted by peagood at 3:11 PM on July 1, 2013

Congrats to you! Yay for MetaFilter!
posted by jack.brodey at 3:16 PM on July 1, 2013

This makes my day. FunkyHelix, you are teh AWESOME!
posted by small_ruminant at 4:54 PM on July 1, 2013

That kind of change takes some real stones. Good on you for doing the needful thing despite how big it may feel. You will do this!!
posted by wenestvedt at 7:03 AM on July 2, 2013

You're kickass. Way to go!
posted by windykites at 7:28 AM on July 2, 2013

Awesome news! Hope things keep getting better and better for you.
posted by dg at 8:53 PM on July 2, 2013

So happy things are getting better for you!
posted by MissySedai at 9:41 PM on July 2, 2013

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