Please join me in congratulating Alyssa Sedai, newest Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah! Alyssa has been an Accepted since she demoted at the beginning of 2011. I am SO happy that I got a chance to have her as one of my Accepted. Though as a demotee contribution was unnecessary, she has continuously contributed to the community through event avatars, research activities in Membership and Community Outreach, and she is currently part of the Graphic Development Team in Marketing. Plus, even with a busy RL she has always joined in during our events and participated with the other Accepted. The Grays are really happy that she has found her home with them. Here's what some of her Sisters have to say: "Thoughtful and helpful, she is always there with a helping hand when her work scheduale allows her to get away from life and to join the online world. She is caring, always ready with a great joke and truly cares for more than just her Ajah, but the Tower as a whole." "She is probably one of the easiest, and most loyal friends I know to date and she takes that time to let us know she cares about us deeply and how much we mean to her, as she does to us; and to me." "Alyssa is such a wonderful person. She is kind well spirited and friendly with everyone. She goes above and beyond in helping with many functions of the Ajah. She participates in as many threads as possible and she has the remarkable ability to connect with all different members of the Gray and I am sure of the site as a whole. She will be a great and very welcome addition to all of us." "Alyssa has been a joy to have in our sitting room. I believe she will make a great addition to Gray. I already consider her our sister." "Alyssa as an accepted has always simply felt like a sister, she is an active part of the ajah and is easily one who accepts friendships with each one of us who simply puts herself out there to be her friend. She is an amazing person and I can not wait to welcome her to the shawl." "She's fun, and funny, and also incredibly kind. That's actually my favorite thing about her. She's so very very fun and so very very kind that it makes my heart all squishy. She is a fantastic woman and a fantastic addition to the Ajah and I am ridiculously proud she's ours. " "Alyssa is a truly wonderful addition to the Gray Ajah. She is very kind, down to earth and is just plain hilarious. She's fabulous and is already around if someone needs her. If a anyone is upset, she knows just how to cheer them up, with either good, solid advice or with a hilarious joke that will cheer them up. I would be SUPER pleased to have her as my sister." Yes, she is definitely loved. Congratulations again Alyssa Sedai and welcome BACK to the Shawl!