Ok, my baby brother wants me to come to his graduation ceremony. From what my mom said, he really wants me there. Here's the situation so far...
I know my aunt/uncle/and cousins, along with my parents and half of my old KH that I grew up with will be there. My aunt shuns me like never before even though I'm not DF'd or DA. My own mother hasn't talked with me for...hmmm, it's been a good while. I've even left messages on her phone just to say "I love you, miss you, hope everything is ok" but with no return call.
This is the same family that didn't go to my uncle's funeral a few months back because of it being in a church...as some of you may remember me posting about.
My mother called on behalf of my brother but part of me wonders what their motivations are. I wasn't invited to my nephew's baby shower/or any other family cookouts they have.
I know that if I do go, first, I have to deal with the congregation that has been pestering my mom to get me to accept a bible study...I've avoided them. Then I'll have to deal with my aunt not to mention the cold stare downs she gives.
I want to go to support my brother but I'm sure they are going to say something hurtful that I don't want to deal with. On top of that, my brother has been talked out of going to college and so now he's (well mom actually is) proud to be "certified" heating and air...whatever that means.
My Sister is already 27 and still works at a five and dime store, and my other sister (32 yrs) who is married to a, well lets just say a guy who "says" he cant work...( trying to be nice here) She has worked and still works at Wendy's supporting her husband and 2 children. All of which will be there at the graduation.
Anyway, part of me wants to go to support my brother and part of me knows I'll be eaten alive.
If I do decide to go, any suggestions on how I should deal with the rest of my family?