Thanks JWD! (One year ago today ...)

by ithinkisee 12 Replies latest jw friends

  • ithinkisee

    A year ago last month I joined JWD and I felt trapped and that I was going to lose my whole family.

    A year ago this month I told my dad I was leaving the JWs and I had no idea what was going to happen with my family - but I am willing to face whatever happens.

    A year ago this month I posted some candid views of my time as a Bethelite and I ended up meeting someone on this forum that I ACTUALLY WORKED WITH AT BETHEL!

    Just wanted to say thanks to everyone on this board who has been such a help over the last year. I sometimes go weeks now without checking this site, but I am forever grateful for all the help and support and information I received from you all. Some on this forum even sent me Amazon gift certificates to buy certain books to help with my research!

    Nowadays my wife (FreedomLover) and kids are out of the JWs.

    My brother is out too. Additionally, we have reconnected with many non-JW family members and some ex-JWs we had once lost touch with.

    There is a good possibility more JW family members may be on their way out too. Although we are careful to get too hopeful on stuff like that.

    It's great to be free ... and this site definitely helped it happen a lot quicker. I've met a lot of cool people here that I hope to one day meet in person.

    Thanks again everybody!


  • ozziepost

    Good news!

    That's a great way to start the week, so thanks for sharing this with us ithinkisee and thanks for being here.

  • luna2

    Happy anniversary, ITIS! Your experiences have been an inspiration.

  • greendawn

    Things have turned out really well with so many family members leaving the cult and you reconnecting with so many other ppl after you freed yourselves from captivity to a business corporation that passes itself off as a religion.

  • GoingGoingGone

    Congratulations, ithinkisee.

    You are inspirational. On the days when I think that my husband will never leave the WT, I think of you and your family and it gives me some hope.

    Welcome to the rest of your life!


  • AudeSapere
    I sometimes go weeks now without checking this site,

    Huh? How is that POSSIBLE??

    Congrats on actually living a life.


  • Double Edge
    Double Edge
    A year ago last month I joined JWD and I felt trapped and that I was going to lose my whole family.

    What a difference a year makes. I remember when you first arrived at the board and the "seeds" of doubt you were planting with your wife. What an intriging several weeks. I'm happy for you and your family. You guys are a source of hope and inspiration to those still trying to "escape".


  • damselfly

    I remember reading your posts with great interest when I first joined here, the day your wife posted for the first time was so exciting!

    Congratulations on the beginning of your new life.


  • BlackSwan of Memphis
    BlackSwan of Memphis

    Congrats on the anniversaries.

    It is great to be free, enjoy your freedom and hope you and freedomlover and the kids enjoy your newfound life and freedom.



  • Alleymom

    ITIS ---

    Happy Anniversary! Can it really be a year already?!

    Thank you for posting an update. I am so happy for you!

    All my best to you and your wife!

    Warm regards,

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