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Congratulations to Bamboo2 and StillLearning!

Started by luise.volta, July 26, 2017, 12:58:52 PM

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We have two new Global Moderators on WWU! Please help me welcome Bamboo2 and StillLearning! They have taken on the task with open hearts...and Pen and I are deeply grateful!

We started out with four Global Moderators in, was it 2009, Pen? We soon lost Pam to a serious illness, and Pooh moved on recently. I feels so good to be back to a full crew! Thanks from the bottom of my heart to both of you!

A 'Global Moderator' is a member granted the same options I have, as the owner and originator of WWU. Of course with that comes an occasional headache but thank heaven, they're willing.

Behind the scenes they will help Kirk, my Webmaster-son, and me do our best to see that WWU runs smoothly and is the safe space you have all come to expect. We are all guided by the Vision Statement in the upper right hand corner of our HomePage and the Forum Agreement.

Thanks to all of you for you contributions and trust. I honor each and every one of you and am so grateful to have you in my life! Love, Luise
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. Dalai Lama


Thank you, Bamboo2 and StillLearning, for taking on the job.  (Pen and Luise, too!)  I appreciate the safety and support of this monitored website as we share some very difficult times in our lives. 


Marina, I for one, feel very humbled and honored to be of service to the wonderful women here.  Some of you have changed my life more than you will ever know.  I showed up here like almost everyone does, absolutely raw and desperate.  I can still remember sitting, reading and crying for hours because finally, finally I found someplace where people understood what I was going through.  I thought that I had only found a listening ear but I was soooo wrong!  What I found was a group who had "been there, done that" and were willing to share what they had learned with me.  I was still in the "I can fix this" mode and the wonderful women here guided me ever so gently into the "I need to enjoy my life in spite of this" mode.  My DH will tell you that the change was dramatic and now although the situation with my DS/DIL is not resolved and I still tend to peer into the abyss I no longer live there.  I have to give  Luise, Pen and innumerable other wise women from this site the credit for that so I say Thank You!!!

On a lighter note I have sometimes left my missives unposted for hours because I was unsure if I wanted to post them or not.  I hope no one puts any heavier significance on my posts now....after all I am StillLearning and that means that I am still making mistakes. 

Hugs to all of you incredible women!
Your mind is a garden your thoughts are the seeds
You can grow flowers or you can grow weeds.
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Yay!! Welcome to the Mod Squad, lol!!

This site changed my life, too. I hope we can be of service and comfort to all who find themselves in that confusing, maddening, painful place when relationships with AC/ILs/FOOs/et al go awry.

We may be the Mods, but this site really takes all of us :-)
Respect ... is appreciation of the separateness of the other person, of the ways in which he or she is unique.
-- Annie Gottlieb


Thanks, everyone.  I'm so grateful to have found this forum.  It's been life-changing and life-giving.  Pen is right -  it does take all of us to make this community the safe and supportive place it is.  When I first landed here - by turns sad, angry, confused and emotionally drained - I spent months reading through the archives, trying to absorb the wisdom in those many posts.  Many of those posters have left the forum, but their/your/our words live on and promote healing.  I continue to gain insights here from all of you, and I'm honored to be of service in some small way as the caring community at WWU continues providing encouragement and hope to one another into the future.