Ya know...I'm gonna get a nurfball to the head for this. But ya know....I think it's long overdue that myself; perhaps a few other forum members out there, convey some long overdue respect and gratitude to:
BIG TEX & CRUZANHEART
Nina (cruzanheart), why do they call him Big Tex?
OK...I'm gonna get it...but honestly, I have nothing but the utmost respect and admiration for this person.
He has been super supportive to me for a few years. Even when I was not on this forum much, he still remembered me and gave a damn! which meant a great deal to me.
I have shared a great deal with him. He's always been non-judgemental; he'll call you on your shit though...don't take him to be a softy...he can lay down the law pretty good, when it's in-order to do so.
So...I dedicate this thread to Big Tex & Cruzanheart.
He's given more than his heart and soul post-JW to many of us here, but beyond the forum as well. He's been active on many other forums and he's been there for a few of you in-person (you know who you are). His wife Nina, is an absolute gem as well. She was the first person in the Scott household I ever spoke to. She's a sweetheart. She has also been so helpful to so many on here. Everyone has been made to feel most welcome on here as well as, in-person (I have heard this many times) and in the PMs I have received/e-mails regarding her.
Cruzanheart shared some painful experiences here on this forum. For you newbies, you may want to go back to early 2003 (winter) to see what we're referring to. Later on, their daughter Jennie, posted under supervision of her parents, the loss of her grandfather.
Yes...because some stories need to be told; if it is through a child's eyes, then so be it. How honest and forthright is that?
Again, I take my hat off to BIG TEX. CRUZANHEART, and all those of us who have benefitted from their kind welcomes here on this forum and in-person.
Someday, I hope to finally make my acquaintance person-to-person.
Thank you Chris & Nina.
You two really, really do matter....more than you'll ever know.
Anyone care to add