And also, another thing I find confusing is that he says all the time that he wants to get right with God, which in his mind equals getting reinstated, but to my knowledge, he has only gone to one meeting and a memorial a couple of weeks ago. He does listen to it by phone some Tuesdays and Thursdays, but not on a consistent basis because he is tired at night. So he's not really attending, but he's getting fruitier and fruitier and more "hardcore" about religious things and really had a hard time with me not attending meetings here. He does a LOT of reading the books and literature, though. During my last visit, there were books and pamphlets everywhere in his apartment. And he quotes online news articles about the economy as proof that we are living in the last days.
I did start attending a Methodist church with my dad and his wife, though, and I enjoy it, mainly to visit with them and to get treated to a free brunch afterwards (heathen that I am.) When I told Paul this, he researched the Methodist faith and told me it was a good start, but it was way off doctrinally and I needed to just go to the Hall.
I'm thinking about this wayyyy too much, I know, but it's just so fresh in my head. I honestly cannot talk to my family about this, although I know they love me very much. They think we broke it off for good after I moved to go back to school, and I figured that since things were such a roller coaster, I wouldn't mention anything to them about it until I knew for certain it would work out again. They were so relieved to get me back here, I don't want to worry them about it anymore. The friends I have here are relatively new, and I don't want to confide this in them because my choices do not reflect well on me, I know.
I really thank you all for just reading and giving me the reinforcement I guess I need to keep me from calling him. So thank you.