This is Ally and I on November 14th.
This night I was having the time of my life but deep down, I was hiding secrets no one really knew about just a few people. If you know on Twitter Britney Valdez, is a very close friend to Ally, and that night they had dinner together at The Grove. Britney is one of the few people that know about my life struggles and during that night, I’m guessing Britney shared all those things with Ally. When they came out, Britney saw me and hugged me and was super excited to see me. I was excited to see her too, of course. Ally then came and saw me and was like “Gaby! Oh my gosh! You’re here. Hi!” We hugged and took these pictures. All my friends began taking pictures and talking and just being themselves. A few minutes later I was talking to Britney and all of a sudden Ally comes over and asks me if she can talk to me away from the group (I was actually terrified cause I had no idea what was about to happen.) As we walked away from the group a bit she’s held me really tight and began telling me the following: “Gaby, I want to tell you that I love you. You are such an amazing person. I remember you since day one, I can never forget how cute you were proposing to Camila. She was so excited, and so was I. But I was told about something’s and I want to take the time to tell you that you are worth life. You’re worth everything on this planet. (She then held my wrists) These wrists, are made to wear watches and bracelets, not for cutting. Do you realize that I love you, and I care about you? I know that you may feel alone and unwanted, but believe me when I say that you’re none of those things. You’re perfect. You’re one of a kind. I’m being completely truthful with you. I say this because I care. From this day on, I never ever want you to hurt yourself ever again, because I will be hurting, just like you are. Promise me you’ll never do it again. I’m saying this because I will check up on you. I know this isn’t the last time we’ll see each other. I have a feeling we’ll see each other and I’m gonna check. So smile, for me, for the world. Be proud, don’t give up. When you feel like that, put yourself in Gods hands. Always, because he’s there, right there by your side. Always.”
That night, Ally followed me on Twitter:
and Tweeted the following:
Since that day, I have not self harmed and put myself down or given up. I feel complete thanks to Ally.
I saw the girls together again on February 13th, first thing that happened, was Ally ran over to me and gave me a hugged, checked my arms and wrists and whispered in my ear. “I’m so proud.”
I will never be able to thank Ally (and the girls), for everything they have done for me. But Ally, has a very special place in my heart. Yes, I cried while writing this. Because I’m also proud of myself.