Okay, so I suppose I asked for this...but regardless I'm ready to puke! Last week I E-mailed an old "dub" friend from another city. She's had some health issues and I hadn't heard from her for a few months, and wanted to know how she was doing....her brother also recently got married and I asked about that as well. ( as you can see by her response this issues don't matter)
Okay, so you caught me, I KNOW why she was avoiding me. I had never told her I stopped attending meetings, nor intended to. I know gossip travels (obviously why she knows of my husband and in laws DFfing and DAing). I was pretty much testing the waters to see if she would be human and responsd to my loving concern and leave it at that, or if she would cross the line, like all my other "friends" have.... yeup, you guessed it.... read for yourself...... how would you respond?
I am at work but wanted to say hello to you. I got your email last week and it sounds like you have been enjoying the nice weather also. Yesterday we went to the park for almost 2 hours! It was fun!
I wanted to also write and tell you that I was sorry to hear about Pat and his parents wanting no longer to be part of Jehovah’s organization. I do not know whether you have chosen to take the same path as they or not. And you do not need to justify, explain, or defend what they are feeling, or how you are feeling. We all are going to stand before Jehovah and be judged by him-therefore judging isn’t up to any one of us.
I know you have been raised in the truth Krissie-as have I, so we have really had to prove the truth to ourselves. Just make certain that you continue to do that please. I know with ***** ( her sister who's husband left her) it was such a struggle to go to meetings and in service alone. So I know that would be a hard thing for you to do also-but she did it and you can too. And it’s not just about whether we love Jehovah or not…it’s about loving Jehovah and his organization-working together in unity to bring praise to Jehovah. This world is going down hill fast and within the last year repeatedly we have been reminded that we are living in the end, of the end of this system. Pray about things Krissie. I know that you love your husband and you love his family. Jehovah loves you Krissie-he has drawn you to his organization. I hope that you treasure that and let Jehovah help you.
Well I have wanted to say something to you for awhile. Again-I am not writing to make you feel that you need to explain your reasoning’s or to make you feel you have to defend people. Just as I am not going to write and justify or defend the truth. I know what I believe, I have no doubts, I have full and complete confidence in the bible and in the direction that Jehovah is taking his organization. And I have a daughter now to think about. The safest place she can be is in the congregation where people are looking out for her and loving her so much. You know what the truth is about Krissie, you have wonderful parents that took great care of you and taught you well. But now only you can decide if it’s what you want. I just want you to know that you are a special person and that I have been thinking about you.
Enjoy the sunshine today!! J