I have read so many posts here about our beloved ATWT. Yesterday was the last time that we'll get to open our doors and our hearts to our beloved friends in Oakdale and say "welcome...come on in"...it is beyond sad. Reading all of your comments brought back so many memories of these past years. Such happy memories they are and always will be. Forget the bad ones, as if they were a really bad dream, and remember all of the good ones...there are so many of them!!!
And, you know what? I now feel a sense of peace! I don't feel like crying anymore. I feel like celebrating!!! I've had these amazing friends from a town called Oakdale in my life for so many wonderful years. And, yes, I'd love for them to not have to leave for at least another 54 wonderful years. But after watching the last show yesterday I realized that I had been given the most amazing gift...the gift of my own imagination of how my friends' lives in a town called Oakdale will continue on, long after Bob dimmed his office lights for the last time yesterday.
And it will go on, in all of our hearts and minds, if you let it. For this gift wasn't given just to me...it's for all of us!!! Now the telling of the story of our friends' lives in a town called Oakdale has been passed to each and everyone of us to continue on for as long as each of our worlds turn. No, we won't get to see their faces or hear their voices anymore coming from our TV's, but they'll always be with us, especially when we need them most, in our hearts and minds.
What a beautiful, final gift we have all be given! Celebrate the memories of the past and start your own new memories for the future...their futures. For as long as we remember and keep them all safe and protected in our hearts, they'll always be just a moment away...in our mind's eye and, of course, in our hearts forever. Like Kim said, let's not say "good-bye"...let's just say "until we meet again"... in a town called Oakdale.........
On a final note...Cards, North, Earthmom and Buffy...you all have already started your own happily ever afters for our friends in a town called Oakdale...keep going!!! There are many, many more chapters to be written...as long as we still have our imaginations to help us carry where we want our friends' lives to lead...in a town called Oakdale...
May everyone who posts here have their own happily ever afters!!! I'll miss you, my friends...sweet dreams and...Good night.........