Yeah, Jes, like BT says. Katie and I were just tonight wondering 'bout ya. If ya need to talk, you have our number.
Craig & Katie
This is a real neat thread!
Oh yes, Cruzanheart is indeed a very special and valuable member to this forum.
I did not know her or her husband really, just through their words and thoughts via this forum.
When my friend Robert passed away, and I helped host a memorial for him, Cruzanheart (Nina) said all the right things. Posted some lovely suggestions, and of course, when I read about the Memorial service for her Dad, I was very proud of her and Big Tex for doing this. Giving her father some dignity and honour.
Not too long ago, I had the opportunity to speak to Cruzanheart and Big Tex over the phone. Well, I can tell you, it made my day. They are absolutely wonderful people, and I spoke to them like I had known them all my life. Isn't that uncanny?
Cruzanheart, LyinEyes is right.
You are indeed, a very dear and special human being.
I'm so glad you are part of this forum.
The comfort you have given....me...yes, even me from afar will never be forgotten.
Big Hug to Cruzanheart ((((Nina)))) - oh yeah, you can have one too Big Tex .
Thank you Cruzanheart.
Cruzanheart is definitely a bright star on this forum. I knew her years ago when we went to the same congregation. They moved away from my former congregation in 1986 and this past year I found cruzanheart/Big Tex via this forum.
One of the things I do remember is that cruzanheart used to give the best answers at the Watchtower study! (And played a pretty mean JW song on the ivories!)
Tres, obviously you missed the meeting when I played a song (I believe it was #8) out of the then-new songbook for the first time. I absolutely slaughtered it, and since it was so new no one could sing it properly anyway. I believe the caterwalling interfered with flight patterns at DFW that day and probably broke a few windows along the way. Oh, yeah, and Ken Savoy (no doubt to feed his ego) had the bloody baby grand piano on the STAGE, for heaven's sake!!!! I HATED playing there, but I did it because I felt it was the right thing to do.
Thanks for all of your kind words! You are all very wonderful people, and I am proud to be your friend.
I remember Ken Savoy. Poor Mr. Savoy, his wife died last year and he had a hard time adjusting to it. Remember his wife? She was always dressed to the nines and had the most beautiful complexion for a woman in her later years. I always respected Ken Savoy, he was one of the few people I could look at and not say "hypocrite." But then I remember when he admonished someone for pluralizing Revelation. Made you never want to raise your hand again!
Isn't it amazing what a small world it really is??????? I get chill bumps just hearing of the reunion stories here on JWD, just makes me wonder if we are where somehow destined to find each other again. Maybe we didnt know someone personally even, but we know alot of the same people from different congregations we attended or places we have lived. I have met several that I have crossed paths with in my little part of the world.
You know , being a JW, used to make me so proud, standing at the district convention singing the last song, with tears in my eyes. The reason I was crying was I didnt want to say goodbye to the ones that I got to see again, and I didnt want to leave the atmosphere of that "Brotherhood". I know so much of it was bolony, I really do, but there were parts of being a JW that made me feel good, such as the ones who were special , and those who did show love to each other.
I remember back it in the 80's it was almost a tradition for the last song to be "We Thank You Jehovah"........and that was the one that I could hardly sing thru , we it said, .." we thank you Jehovah for our brotherhood, where we find companinons both true and good".
I feel that way now with the exjw community. I still feel a brotherhood a strong bond, that can't be explained ,other than maybe we are directed to each other , I know we need each other and I am still thankful for the brothers and sisters here. Apostates RULE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You have come sooooo far from the days of your jw life online. It's good to WITNESS!
Hey Jes, where you been?
Yea Jes! Whats up? I tried to call you too, but got an answer machine.