From another "Newbie".....Big Hugs of WELCOME!!!
Speaking for myself, I just wish I had found this place sooner! This is the first time in my life I haven't felt alone concerning my feelings towards JWs. (I was born into the org 42 years ago, but made my escape when I married my wild Catholic husband 22 years ago.) My parents and sister still have not given up hope that I will return to the fold someday. But even as a child and teen, I knew the JWs were NOT for me. Since I always held back from being baptised, the society couldn't DF me when I slowly left. Which has really helped me to be able to stay close to my family since there is no need to shun me.
Anyway, this group has been such a source of joy and comfort to me. I come here daily to read messages...at times I have even posted questions that I had been needing answers to. NEVER have I felt that there wasn't someone "out there" listening to me...and sending me their support. I hope you find it as great as I have. (I am here now just to get inspired enough to go to Memorial tonight. I only do it to please my 79 year old mother, and it is getting harder every year. You know, if it wouldn't give my mom a heart attack, I would just take a big gulp from that 'ol goblet of wine!!! LOL! )
Now, I just can't wait for the "powers that be" to get the function fixed that will allow me to add a picture and more info to my profile!!! It sounds like fun! And, I want to get involved, too!!!
Happy Easter to all! ~Bobbi (who happily celebrates all the bunnies and eggs of the Pagan Fertility Season. heeheehee)