Dear Gift from God family, I wanted to take time to be thankful for the many blessings that have taken place in the last year. It has been easy for me as of late to allow the stress of the hustle and bustle of the holiday, the chaotic nature of moving, and the ups and downs of Bipolar Mania in our household. It at times has seemed completely overwhelming to me. At time it felt like I was coming up for a last breath. I have kept telling myself, in the back of my mind, that I needed to take time right now to stop and smell the roses. This is my flower sniffing time!! I am so very thankful for this board. When I found you a few months ago, (I think it has been that long, LOL) I was completely and utterly (well can't think of a word or words that completely describes my state of mind??? sufficating???) with finding out that my oldest son had BiPolar (BP) also. Wife was having lots of trouble with taking medications and was in the up and downs of bipolar mania. He was in trouble at school, in trouble on the bus, causing lots of HE?? at home. wife was spending money like crazy while on a BiPolar (BP) high, and unloading tons of anger at life right on top of me. I felt like a single drop more would drowned me. Then I found this board. It was like a life line from a great big caring and understanding cruise ship of people saw me floating aimlessly in my circumstances was thrown my way. You not only threw me that life line, you encouraged me to grab ahold of it. To allow others to dry me off and cover me with warming blankets. Others handed me cups of things warm and nourishing. Yet others came by to check and see if I was alright. Others gave me suggestions on how to get help before I ended up back in same condition again. A caring and understanding difficult child family who will never know how much it helped and how much I truly appreciate each and every word in each post. The board is such a help and encouragement to myself and to so many others. Word can not express how I and I know others feel that the founders of this board should be rewarded!! My most heart felt thanks and gratitude are given to each and everyone of you for your word of encouragement, words of wisdom, words of expreince and word of care. May each and every one of you be blessed in a great measure!! Tpaul.