This post is for everyone who posts here on JWD. I don't know if I can adequately express what I want to say, but I'm gonna give it a whirl....
Leaving the WT is so hard. The last couple of years has been like an emotional roller coaster ride for me, and having this place to come to has been a lifesaver. The ride isn't over yet, but the place I am in now is sooo much better than the place I was in this time last year, and I credit JWD for a lot of that progress.
I love the historical WTS threads. I've learned so much from the WT-doctorine threads. I've felt for all the people who give their personal experiences and ask for help. And I absolutely LOVE seeing people's personalities emerge in their comments... But lately, I've noticed a change in myself when I read some of the posts. I've been giggling like mad, or simply belly laughing at some of the comments.
And this is news how, you ask? Well, I'm your perfect audience member... I'm a laugh-er. I've always found life quite comical. But as I burst out laughing at RunningMan's 1969 Assembly Trip post, I realized that it's been years since I've laughed like that. And I've been laughing quite a bit lately! It feels so good to be getting 'me' back.
Now, I'm not just thanking the funny posters here. The healing process is so multi-fasceted, and there is so much that I've read and learned, posted by so many different people, that has helped so much in that process. So.... THANK YOU ALL!!! And most of all, THANK YOU SIMON. I know you've heard it before, but you're helping more people than you could ever know.