This is my first post to this site.
This is my little families experience of shunning.
It has been about 1 ¾ years that our child and their spouse decided to leave our life and take our beautiful grandchildren with them. They are not Jehovah’s Witnesses. One of my brother’s two children ripped his cherished grandchildren out his life. None of his family has ever had anything to do with Jehovah’s Witnesses, they all are Catholic. When our children were little I did everything in my power to keep all their Grandparents a big part of their life. I put up with a lot of crap from my mother-in-law (not a JW), but she was such a big part of the kids’ lives and I could never even think of taking them away from her. It would have been stealing something precious from them. In this day and age the parents use their children as weapons. That is just the way of life now. There is nothing a grandparent, (UNCLES or aunties) can do; they have no rights where their grandchildren are concerned. Our child told me that if I ever had any concern about the grandchildren, just let them know. I did and all hell broke loose, and the little ones were out of our life. My poor husband had nothing to do with it. It was a very confusing time for him. I did say to my child “make sure that is what you want because I would never put myself, or grandchildren through it again”. We witnessed our Son go through the same sort of experience with them, and that was enough. I got an email from my child’s spouse informing me that there were consequences for my actions. I did get a phone call from my child to let me know we would talk at some future date. We never have. My emails were not answered; I was deleted as a Facebook friend, any access for photos on FB was not allowed, my beautiful little granddaughter was supposed to phone me and never did (not her choice I am sure), she had to have ex rays done on her little back and I never heard the results, had the two youngest grandchildren paraded in front of me in a store (found out the next day our child’s uncle had died so I left it up to others to phone and tell my child). So you see it is not just JW’s that cut loved ones out of a person’s life. In this case the people my heart breaks for are the grandkids and their grandpa. I did send a FB invite to my child this morning. We will see if anything comes of that. The blessing I received from my horrible experience is when I googled my child’s name this past April, in an attempt to find photos of my grandchildren, (someone had told me there where some online) it brought me to this site. Since then I have been here quite a bit, but my favorite site is Anointed JW. Just remember mzmmom, our prayers do get answered in ways we never expect. Sometimes they are answered right away and sometimes it can take years. Patience is the key. May you find peace with our heavenly Father and his Son Jesus.