Recently I had been reflecting back on my past life as a Witness, and happened to find myself googling Jehovah Witnesses and ended up on this website. I was once an active lurker and occasional poster on this site about 7 years ago when I was exiting the Organization and had always enjoyed reading others experiences and topics. For some reason, more than likely just life, I stopped coming here and thought this site was no longer in existence, but was happy to find myself here just the other night.
What a journey and how far I have come. Baptized and married at 19, ministerial servant and father in my early 20's, reproved thrice and disfellowshipped by 25; I've lost a marriage, never get to see my kids, have one on the way and have started my college education...all in 7 years. Life seems to be coming together. Sure there are mistakes and many things that need straightened out but never have I regretted leaving the Watchtower, seeing the real truth, making a real life. In a way I can relate to Adam, after partaking of the forbidden fruit, condemned, with an entire world open to me. Its good to be here again.