I'm sitting here at work by myself reminiscing about an old situation that created unneccesary tension. A few years ago as my mother was in the hospital just diagnosed with ovarian cancer,most family were already at the hospital but my sister who lived in New York at the time had not arrived yet. My mother who was newly reinstated and knew that my sister and her ex husband now boyfriend wanted to stay the week in her house. My mother begged and pleaded with us to convince my sis and her ex to stay in a hotel. I thought that that was kinda stupid, why have them spend almost 400 bucks for a hotel for the week? I reasoned that if she promises you that she would respect your house and wishes and not fornicate while they're there, and do it anyway that is on them not on you.
My mother had talked to an elder and he told her that since they were not married and my mother wasn't there to make sure that no fornication was taking place in her house while she was away, that it would not be right for them to stay there. My mother told me to make sure they stayed in a hotel. I said I would but I just told my sis(who never was a witness or ever studied) how mom felt and told her to promise mom that no sex would be going down this week at the house. She did promise to my mom, but my mom still very much didn't want them staying there. My sis said they would even sleep in seperate rooms but still was not enough.
My sis was 39 at the time and her ex husband 43. They told my mom that they are not horny teenagers that couldn't control themselves for a week. That still was not enough. I just told my mom they would stay at a hotel to be done with it. Two days later my aunt who is a witness stopped by my moms house to get a few things. I arrived at the hospital later that day and my mom was furious with me for letting them stay, gee I wonder who told her they were there? lol. It ended up causing so much drama that they left back for N.Y. days earlier than they were supposed to. I remember telling a witness at work about the whole situation, and telling him that my sis said that her ex husband thinks witnesses are crazy now, and that now he wants nothing to do with witnesses and how my mom wanted to get him to study but now that probably would never happen. I wanted him to tell me yea, that was alot of uneccesary drama, but he just looked at me and said "Well with something as deadly as fornication you have to take all precautions no matter how drastic. Isn't Josh(my sis ex husband) a Catholic? You wanna talk about crazy, crazy is how Catholics marry homosexuals, and worshipping the imperfect pope. I was nodding but inside I was shaking my head.