Hi everybody. Its been a LOnnnng time since I've been on here for any length of time. This is a good thing: I get bored reading stuff on
here. We've been living our lives as ex-EX-JWs. While both our immediate families are still very strong jw's, the controversial topics are never
brought up. Yes, we were invited by about 3 people to the Memorial....which was annoying because we have 2 big dogs who bark like
insane monsters whenever strangers come to the door. Thankfully, all of our friends and family call first before they come over. When one of the "brothers" came to our front door to give us the Memorial invite, I assumed it was my husband. But then my dogs almost jumped through the screen
door, which scared me to death. In one way, I would've been so fine if my dogs jumped through and attacked them because I HATE
unannounced visitors. But at the same time, that could've sucked big time. My biggest news is that we are expecting our first baby in less than
a month! I am so excited to give her unconditional love! I still have never painted an Easter Egg ( I don't really care too much for Easter,
but it seems like it could be fun for kids). I cant wait to bake cookies for her birthday parties at school! There is so much I am looking forward to.
I worry a little bit about her first birthday party...will I invite the jw family or not? I feel like I should, since I feel so strongly about it and since
they never hesitate to pester us with comments or invites (to the Memorial, for instance).
Does anyone have advice on having a newborn? Or integrating the new baby with our 2 dogs? I mainly wanted to come by here & tell
everybody "HI". And to the newbies, WELCOME! Life doesn't become perfect when you leave the organization. TRUST ME...I've got lots of daily
stress. But it feels wonderful to be free of the man-made rules and regulations of the jw religion. Read all you can. When you get scared
and want to go back because you feel lonely, please seek support from those on this board. You're not alone.
Ok, that's it I suppose. Thanks for letting me ramble!!!