I to am new to the post. I was brought up a JW and left basically when I was 17 with no word. My parents went back and forth to the hall. Basically when it was convinient. In my childhood years my grandmother took me all the time...granted my mon and brother went as well. As time passed obviously I could not be the best man at my brothers wedding because of not attending meetings. I think what kicked it of is when I started my own DJ company and I performed at events that the congregation did not approve of.
I sent my mom and dad some money because business was good. I wanted them to go to dinner and a movie, by something form my grandmother...which she is in a nursing home. Also, to buy something for my brothers daughters. Mind you that the check did not say Merry Chrsitmas. My wife of 15 years gets a letter from my mom thinking it was a thank you letter but, it was a returned check and a long letter explaining her position. I am about to leave work and read it myself. Are there any ex witnesses in North GA that I can chat with. This has really just bummed me out and it's funny...we did not shut them out but, I feel like it was a good-by letter.
Those that know me ...realise I am one of the nicest and most easy going people you will ever meet. I am saddened that a religion has that much pull over immeadiate family members. I am not blind...its just I am not looking from the outside. I just needed to decompress. Thanks for letting me ramble.