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Started by Pen, December 22, 2016, 08:33:21 AM

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Dearest Luise and Kirk,

Thank you for starting and maintaining this site! You have helped me grow and change for the better. You give me a safe place to just be with my emotions when things get tricky. You support, encourage, teach, and nudge when needed. I don't even want to think about what my life with DS/DIL would be without your loving guidance.

With gratitude and love,

Respect ... is appreciation of the separateness of the other person, of the ways in which he or she is unique.
-- Annie Gottlieb


December 22, 2016, 08:53:21 AM #1 Last Edit: December 22, 2016, 10:40:21 AM by luise.volta
What joy I feel that WWU has become your safe place, Pen. Kirk set out in help me create a supportive environment for those wrestling with issues around adult children and extended families. We launched it on Mother's Day since it comes from my 'momness'. Kirk is a counselor in his own right and has always seen me as one. What a fabulous Webmaster-son! However, the power here lies in those who bring their hearts to WWU to be healed and then stay to help others. Onward and upward, beloved Moderator!
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. Dalai Lama


I have been reassuring myself this week that no matter how Christmas turns out this year, I know there are ladies here who understand and are supportive, so I'm not alone in my emotions.  That is invaluable. 

Because of WWU, I am looking forward to positive changes (whatever that will look like!) I will make in the New Year to care for and please myself.  I have a lot to figure out, but I feel I'm aimed in the right direction.  Thank you!


I just came here to say the same!  The support and insights are always shared when i come here flustered or bothered by something.  I love my wise women and am so very grateful for this site.  Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy New Year to all.  May you all find comfort and love over these holiday weeks.


Ditto all the above!!  You are all such amazingly wise women.  You all have been a gift to me.  I am SO grateful.  Just wish I could visit here more than I am able to. xo


I can still remember the feeling I got when I found this site.  It was a miracle to find out that I was not alone!  That night I sat for hours reading what other people had posted and cried and cried because I knew how they felt and finally I had people who knew how I felt.  Since then I have returned often to recharge.  I am constantly aware of how much I owe to you, Luise, Kirk and all of the other wonderful people who offer your insights and comfort to my aching heart.  I wish all of you the happiest New Year possible!! 
Your mind is a garden your thoughts are the seeds
You can grow flowers or you can grow weeds.
Author unknown


S., I forwarded that to Kirk. Thank you so much from both of us!

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. Dalai Lama


Thanks for starting this post, Pen!  I'd like to ditto the above sentiments and to add that my life has been transformed in the past 15 months by the happy accident (?) of finding this wonderful site.  Seemed like every day for a year I would type different phrases into my search engine, looking desperately for guidance and support - or just somebody who was going through something similar to my situation.  It took a whole year of random searches ("18 year old daughter in abusive relationship", "18 year old daughter moves out", "heart broken by 18 year old daughter"...) to find WWU ~ but it was just what I needed when I was ready.  Deep gratitude to you, Luise, for your steady guidance, and to Kirk, who donates his time and talents so selflessly.  What a beautiful project you are co-creating!  :)


A great big Thanks from me too.

I lost this site and couldn't find it again..until now!  Woohoo.

I've missed you, wise women. Thank you for being here. More wisdom is always searched for and I found it in you all. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!

Love and hugs coming your way.


Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. Dalai Lama