My niece, a very sweet girl, an active JW, E-mails my wife from time to time, she lives in another country so she only gets to the U.K once a year at best.
She E-mailed the other day after returning from the JW wedding of her niece, my great niece. She expressed the feeling that it was sad for her that we were not at the wedding ,and that our relationship has changed. We were not invited to the wedding, and only knew when it was being held by deduction, nobody told us for sure.
I want to tell her how I feel, so I tought I would let her know that we are still the same people, we still love the family, and especially her, as we always have. I want to let her know that I am hurt by the attitude that we are not welcome at any family celebrations, and that no-one has explained why.
We are simply inactive JW's who do not even go to meetings, (officially), not being DF'd or DA'd. Now I fully understand the cult thinking behind the decision not to invite us, but in a kindly manner I want to point out that the thinking is exactly that, the thinking of their leaders in the WT, not their own.
We would not have attended for a number of reasons anyway, but the cold ,hard, non-communication is hurtful.
How can I best express this ?