It has now been over two years since I was DF'd.
In that time I have had limited contact with my 17 year old son, the younger, and almost no contact with my 20 year old. The older boy was baptized 5 years ago and sadly the younger just recently took the plunge into the "pool-aid".
The reasons for my leaving the organization are varied, but of course it all started with doubts and disagreements with the GB's teachings and their assertions at being "God's organization. Numerous threads on this site have dealt exhaustively with that subject and I'm not intending to go down that path yet one more time.
The reason I am writing this post is this: While I am trying to remain optimistic at the possibility of reaching my sons, helping them to WAKE UP to the Real Truth about the WTBTS and eventually reuniting with them; I am also trying to be pragmatic concerning the reality of the situation. At this point, both of my boys are True Believers and have reacted to my leaving (as many do) by becoming über-Witnesses. Nevertheless, I have hope and faith that--even though they are confused that I would leave a religion that I taught them--they are smart enough and strong enough to eventually come around and follow my example. (Most of their family are JWs).
Although I am currently in excellent health at the relatively young age of 50, I recognize that "time and unforeseen occurrence befall us all." And so I am beginning to write a letter that would be delivered to them in the event of my untimely demise absent that much longed for reunification.
Aside from the obvious declarations of my on-going unconditional love for them, I do not want to leave this life without at least one last attempt at reaching their hearts and their minds, one final effort to help them break free of the un-loving and un-Christian cult of JWs.
For these reasons I would like to enlist the aid and assistance of all on this site who feel so inclined and would like to share any thoughts, advice, encouragement, experiences, commentary or even just your opinions about what to include or exclude from such a letter.
My ultimate goals of such a letter would be twofold: for my sons to know that I always loved them without reservation, and that I hope they find the courage within themselves to do what I did and break free from the control of the WTBTS.