I am so sick of this!!
I have a split family, some non-JW and some JW, and ever since I was a young kid, I’ve noticed this silly fear of entering a church, I remember I must have been about 9 years old when my uncle died and my family went to the funeral, but we stood outside, and even at that young age I remember it felt wrong, like we were disrespecting my dead uncle and his family.
Like I’ve wrote on this board before, I told my parents when at 15 I didn’t want to go to meetings anymore and was never baptized, when I was 18 my great uncle died and at the funeral I went into the church for mass, when it was over I walked outside all the rest of my family were outside waiting, they all gave me dirty looks like I was just caught with a prostitute. Ever since then I’ve gone inside any church no matter what Funerals, weddings, baptisms, whatever!
Fast forward this November I will be celebrating my 2 nd wedding anniversary, I converted to Catholicism a few years before we met, we had a great big wonderful Catholic wedding, my family did not attend the ceremony I couldn’t help but look down at the grooms side and feel horrible, the space left open for my mom was empty, the flower bouquet that was suppose to be for her was left on the seat. At the end of the wedding after photos and such I walked outside to the limo and there was most of my family waiting outside the church. My mother didn’t even come inside to take a photo with my wife and me, we had to go to a park to take photographs, and I wish they knew how bad it hurts.
WHY DO THEY DO THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!