It has been over 4 years since I started reading/posting on this forum. Wow, 4 years! It has been a real journey.
Going from a devout JW, to having a close call with a loved one possibly needing a transfusion, to researching the heck out of everything, to letting it rest and go back to sleep for a while, to moving states and almost going crazy knowing all the BS they were speaking from the platform.
Leaving was the best choice of my life, apart from my beautiful wife. I am almost in tears writing this. This forum is one of the top things/people I can thank for support. You answered any question, you cared, you were patient and kind. You were fair and reasonable, and I couldn't dismiss you as "mentally diseased" apostates. You helped me remove the blinding influence of the WT and clear the cobwebs from my brain.
I reconciled with my DF'd mom and now she understands TTATT. I am slowly becoming closer with my DF'd sister (though that is really going slow). Life is simple now. I still get scared sometimes and don't know which way to go. But, I rely on my support structure and God, and know that I just have to make today a good day. One day at a time.
I have a beautiful, supportive wife and three amazing kids. I'm 31, am in good health, have a few amazing friends, and have some great family. I am truly grateful for all that I have, including you all.
Thanks for being here,