Ethereal has arrived as our newest Vet on Board!

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Community Leader
Registered: 11-04-2012
Ethereal has arrived as our newest Vet on Board!
Fri, 11-23-2012 - 12:56am

Congratulations, ((Ethereal))

You made it!  You recently had a shaky moment but you stayed the course.  A full year NC and affair free.  And not that we won't experience shaky moments still, but with all the wisdom we accumulate over a year and the tools we have our disposable, we can push through.

I'm so proud of you.  

Now bend your head so I can place this Vet Medal around your neck and give you a congratulatory kiss on each cheek. Wear this medal proudly, Ethereal.  It signifies that you are one courageous woman, who walked the walk, did the hard work and has proven herself to be a woman of substance.

I'm sorry I cannot get the actual pic of the medal here...perhaps RBM will be able to do that.


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Community Leader,

Ending an Affair Support Board

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iVillage Member
Registered: 04-23-2010
Fri, 11-23-2012 - 8:01am

I would also like to welcome you here officially.

I wish we could post the pix but alas, the crack IT people don't seem to think it is a worthy project of getting fixed. ;-/

Being a Vet means a lot. You have a responsibility to your fellow posters.

It's a sign that you have the tenacity to stay the course, and no matter what, move on with your life.

I am happy to be here to welcome you.

We may have a medal ceremony later on. We will pass out medals, and have cake and ice cream. Maybe some chocolate too. Until then, print it out, cut it out to fit, and carry it in your phone case.

You are a true Vet.


We only miss what could have been. I know I don't miss what it really was.

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-17-2011
Fri, 11-23-2012 - 10:23am

THANK YOU both!  I woke up today feeling blue, thinking about how tough a year it has been.  Once I got up and got going however, I found a renewed energy for my life and the day.  I started thinking about the things I want to do.  Things I've put off this past year.  Plans and ideas that were lost to sorrow and depression.

I don't pretend to be fully over everything.  Honestly, I'm still sad.  I still have my good days and bad days.  Despite strong urgings at times, though, I've resisted.  I DO believe that sticking the course will lead me out of the darkness.  

At the very least, I know this Black Friday and the holiday season that's to come will be so much brighter than last year.

Thank you for your kind words and best wishes to you along your journey.  I'll be around . . . :)


iVillage Member
Registered: 06-24-2011

Girlie, you done good!  I am hapy to see you abck here and I am even happier to congratulate you on your Vethood.

It is a huge accomplishemnt and you should be very proud of yourself :)


iVillage Member
Registered: 04-01-2011
Sun, 11-25-2012 - 5:31am
Huge congratulations Ethereal! Your honest posts have inspired many and you have always been real about where you are in your journey - as you continue to now. Be proud of yourself - we are. Much love Yellow xx

"Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves." ~Henry David Thoreau~