Thursday, May 24, 2007

Just a shout out to family

I just wanted to say a big "hi!" to the family members who know about this blog and hop on over. I am glad you stop by to read it!

Now, just to let the frequent commenters and lurkers know, these are NOMs, ex-mormons, or never-mos who know about it, not my TBM family members. I don't think that I'll ever tell my TBM family about it because it would just be too hard for them to deal with.

Things are going ok. I am up and down a lot and have anxiety attacks sometimes, but I have been feeling better these last couple of days. I talked with both of my sisters today and nothing about the "situation" came up while we were on the phone. Can anyone say "Fun!"?

14 comments:

Bishop Rick said...

Glad things seem to be getting better.

Cele said...

That is most excellent news LB.

aerin said...

I probably won't tell my still-mormon family about mine - my siblings (exmo) know about it though.

Glad to hear things are okay and settling down somewhat. It just sounds like you've been through a very, very stressful time - be sure to take it easy, take time for yourself. Many of us (myself included) didn't see a need to bother with telling extended family why we left the morg - so I admire your courage for explaining your position.

Gluby said...

Hi you guys.

And a special hi to someone in Germany.

ykoops said...

Sprechen sie deutch?

Guten Abend!

OK, you caught me Lurking. I have been outed. Both your Blogs are great. I was planning on commenting a little more before giving my identity up but oh well.

Congrats again on the big step.

ykoops

Lemon Blossom said...

Bishop Rick and Cele - Thanks! I know that things will be up and down, especially over the next few months, but I think things will continue to get better.

Aerin - Thanks. I haven't told anyone except my parents and siblings (and ex-mo family members), but I will let the word get out through the grape vine for the rest of my family. I knew I had to come right out and tell my family first because I hate to rock the boat. If I kept having to rock it with my 'different' actions all the time it would drive me nuts. So I decided to give it a great big shove by telling them directly what's going on and deal with that. Much easier for me that way. So I guess that means I just took the 'easy' way out. (pft, right.)

Ykoops - that's you?!?! Yay and welcome! I had no idea until you wrote this comment that you were...well... you. I'm glad you decided to stop lurking so we knew you were there.

Io non capisco Tedusco, parlo Italiano.

Buona sera a voi, anche! :)

Gluby said...

Bah. The big secret is that the boat is a slave ship. Rock away.

supernova said...

Glad to hear things are much better now! :-)

Lemon Blossom said...

Thanks, Supernova. I hope things keep heading this direction!

wry catcher said...

Cheers, LB! Glad you had some 'non-situational' phone conversations with your sisters. What a strange world, where religion is such a HUGE factor in things...somehow made even huger (I don't care if it's a word or not) by its being left behind.

Lemon Blossom said...

Wry - You can make up any word you want on my blog (no matter how much crap Gluby may give you) so huger is now an official word here.

It was so nice to have a conversation where no one was venting, or comparing themselves to swine, or hoping that no one would ask if I have been to church. I am finally feeling some sort of relief from telling them. Though I might change my mind once I go visit and I am surrounded by them.

Gluby said...
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Gluby said...

Yeah, the big issue among them, I think, is still unspoken, except just barely by your older sister. It's T.E.O. that did it. The Evil One. Me. It was my influence. Now that is the elephant in the room, but they're buzzing about it (and even shared the concern with LB's apostate grandmother, who approves LB's choice but shared their concern at the possibility of improper influence when she talked to my mother!).

Either way, I am yours truly,
T.E.O.

Gluby said...

ykoops,

Actually, I had been told by Big K (ha) that you had read our blogs, but I didn't know it was you! I had no idea.

Ah well. Long time no hear! Hi! It's nice to join the insidious secret family conspiracy...