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#52867 - 07/08/03 06:19 PM My light, my brothers, my site, my thanks
Nathan LaChine Offline

Registered: 02/22/03
Posts: 5407
Loc: Washington State
Hi Brothers,

I am sure most of you by now know me and or have chatted with me more then once in the chatroom. I feel a love/friendship in this board that I have not felt any where else. I do think of you all as my brothers. I like to think of us as a safe and loving family. I have always found unconditional support from each and everyone of you.

We are from different places in the world and from different land marks on the road to healing. We may never meet one another, we may never hold each other, but I feel a love from each and everyone of you. I feel like we are old friends just sitting around the camp fire sharing stories of hardship and triumphs.

I do fear things in this world and I do worry about alot of things but their is always this pure light shinning from this place. When I feel like their is nothing more I can do or I don't have the energy or strength to go on, I can borrow some energy from any of you on this board and you give me the strength to go on. This site radiates with healing and love to all of it's members.

Their are no words that can do justice to what I feel for all of you on this board. I can only say that I am a better man for finding this site. I am alive, I am free of the pain (some of it), I have hope once again, and I feel once again.

Thank you to all that have helped me on this long road to healing. You are all my brothers you are all my friends you are all my light in the Darkness.

I also want to thank the Admins, Mods, B.O.D., All the Committee members, and everyone else for making this site. I know that you give up your free time to keep this site up and running for free, You keep us safe, you keep us moving towards healing, you do this because you care. To all of you I thank you from the bottom of my hearth. You are all great people and I know that you do not get to hear that enough from us but I do thank you for all your hard work.

Lots of love, Nathan

#52868 - 07/08/03 08:23 PM Re: My light, my brothers, my site, my thanks
Thad Offline
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Registered: 08/28/01
Posts: 1752
Loc: Oakland, CA

It is good to hear such affirming thoughts - they are good for you to say - but wonderful for us to hear -

thank you from a fellow survivor
thank you from a friend you have talked with
thank you as a voluteer/moderator/admin person


"..this place isn't a discussion's a portal..." Lupin
"The truth will set you free, but first it will probably piss you off." dwf's AA sponsor.

#52869 - 07/08/03 09:05 PM Re: My light, my brothers, my site, my thanks
The Dean Offline
Moderator Emeritus
Registered: 07/15/02
Posts: 2080
Loc: Milwaukee, WI
Ditto what Thad said. It is good for everyone to hear that their coming here and actively participating here, does good. It is often very difficult to post here. But it helps not only the poster, but all of us.


If we do not live what we believe, then we will begin to believe what we live.

#52870 - 07/08/03 11:29 PM Re: My light, my brothers, my site, my thanks
Lloydy Offline
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Registered: 04/17/02
Posts: 7071
Loc: England Shropshire
Thank you so much, this is a good place for us to be - it's the best site of it's kind; I look at all I can find just to make sure, and I'm sure !

And that's not me blowing my own trumpet either, although I will proudly acknowledge the hard work that the team put into the site.
It's more a testament to the people who use the site, without you - us - this place wouldn't work.


Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.
Henry David Thoreau

#52871 - 07/09/03 12:19 AM Re: My light, my brothers, my site, my thanks
Sans Logos Offline

Registered: 05/31/03
Posts: 5796
Loc: in my own world in pittsburgh,...

Once again you show us that it fares much better to gush hopefilled praise than to spew disdain.

Your words spring forth from a pure place within you that can only inspire a beholder to such sentiments as are only fit for angels to know.

I bow with the greatest respect to you for speaking with such a true heart.


Ron Schulz, MSPC, NCC

#52872 - 07/09/03 11:28 AM Re: My light, my brothers, my site, my thanks
Muldoon Offline

Registered: 05/30/02
Posts: 1428
Loc: St Paul MN
It is great to see someone take the time to speek such kind words. The people that work on this site are the greatest and should get more thanks from all of us.
Thank you to all that have helped me on this long road to healing. You are all my brothers you are all my friends you are all my light in the Darkness.
Nathan I would like to take the time to THANK YOU and alll the new guys that come here for all your energy and input to this site. You have a way of re-energing us with hope. When I 1st came here back in FEB. 2002 there wasn't as much healing power as we have here now. There was way too much NEGATIVE VIBS coming from this site. DAVE L was the 1st to help change and We allmost burnt him out before he got more help. That was a POSITIVE change that happened when Dave , Victor ,Bob and other became active in this site.
Now I see the site becoming even better with your and others work here. Keep the POSITIVE VIBS and HEALING POWER rolling our way. Thank you Muldoon

Teach the Children to Never Hide in the Silence

#52873 - 07/09/03 02:40 PM Re: My light, my brothers, my site, my thanks
ernie Offline

Registered: 08/26/02
Posts: 121
Loc: Portland, Maine
Nathan, thank you for your kind words they are heart warming. When I think about where I was just a year ago and how far I have gotten thanks to all the people here, the retreat last fall, the brave and courageous men I met there, I am so grateful. Grateful for being allowed to be me, to tell my story without judgement and be encouraged to know that I am not alone. Thanks

The roads of life are full of stones but, they can be moved take my hand we will help each other.


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