What were your best moments and souvenirs of 2005?

by JH 25 Replies latest jw friends

  • Sunspot

    One of my sons went to MA in May to attend a funeral of my nephew (same age as my son---44) because we couldn't go down as a family. My only sibling, my sister (who was there in MA too)----said she wanted my email addy after all this time of not speaking to me (1972) when I got baptized as a JW......she did write in May and we have picked up the pieces of our tattered relationship.

    The same son's birthday in July---we had stopped in with a gift....and my "DFed in the 70's" son popped in later.....I had stopped speaking to him in 1981 when that horrible edict came from the WTS about association with DFed family members not living at home. I had sent him letters apologizing profusely but he had told the rest of the family that it was too late and he would never have anything to do with me ever again. He ended up "venting" that evening and then inviting us to Thanksgiving dinner with his wife and my grandchildren 12-18 and 24 years of age.

    Things are far from "normal" but the ice HAS been broken and fences are being mended....on both counts. It has been a landmark year for both of these things to have happened within two months of each other!


  • jeanniebeanz
    Seeing my first book published.

    Fairchild, What is your book? Jean

  • fairchild
    Seeing my first book published.
    Fairchild, ; What is your book?


    Was too tired to go find the link, there's a link to the book in this thread.

  • atypical

    Bought a nice, brand new house. Downside is, the witnesses in our territory are mostly poor, so that increased the gossip mill interest an hundred fold.

    Other than that, not much good. I am happy for all of you who have seen positive changes in 2005.

  • JH
    It was a pleasure meeting so many from JWD in person

    That's true Blondie, and it was a pleasure meeting you too.

    Hopefully, we will meet again one day.

  • KimKat

    Actually - most of 2005 was a good year for me. I learned that it is ok to love & trust someone,
    not pushing them away for fear that they will push me away. Had a beautiful Christmas with my
    immediate family.

    Finally said 'my piece' to my mom - sure took a large burden off my shoulders!!

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