A couple of months back, my son asked me to get in touch with my JW/Elder father. He is planning a trip to Colorado to visit his mother's family there, and thought it would be good to see his grandfather. Since I have no contact with my father, I asked my cousin to broach the subject with him. She did and later told me that my dad wanted to hear from me. I ignored her statement. She was never a part of that God foresaken religion and does not understand the issues involved.
A couple of weeks later, I asked my son if he got in contact with his grandfather. He said that he did, and that my dad wanted to hear from me. I agonized over this for a couple weeks. Then like a dummy got my hopes up that maybe the changes in doctrine had caused him to rethink his position. So against my better judgment, I sent him an email. That was 3 months ago. I have not recieved a reply, though my son and my cousin have told me that he mentioned he got it.
Why, why, why do I allow myself to get hopeful that things will change!? I am not sure why I am posting this, but it just pisses me off that this man loves that damned religion more than his own son!