Wow, five years already! I remember my first conversation was about pit bulls (imagine that, lol!) on Eyes and Ears. I was here for the beta and the conversion to MonroeTalks.
Five years ago I had an infant and a toddler, a new 'spouse,' was recently laid off from my all-time favorite job, had just lost my dear Mom to a severe stroke that left her entirely disabled and unable to communicate, and was just about to lose my dear sister, too, in early July. I've been through hell and back on this forum, I really have, and it has helped me along the way. Having a group of folks to just chitchat with can be intensely important sometimes.
I've had a lot of fun, too--LOTS of laughs, lots of stimulating conversation that a SAHM can't really get elsewhere, and I've met some really swell people. I'm glad we're all still here.
Happy Birthday, MT!!