((((((((((Karen)))))))))) I feel your pain. I sat here and cried as I read your post. It was like reading my own with the exception that I won't get a phone call. I'm like you, I know it is coming. My mother is in a nursing home with Alzheimer's, so she has no idea what is going on. She has been a firm JW for more than fifty years. It's my sister, three brothers [one is a elder], nieces and nephews that will cut me off. I have not called any of them lately as I don't want to hear them tell me about the "new light" and that they have to cut ties with me. I don't live in the same state as them so it'll happen when I visit unannounced. Who knows, they probably won't answer their door.
Your story made face the reality of what is going to happen. Now I'm crying. Things had been so good the last few years with my family. Now I get crushed again!!!
I have been putting off calling my niece in Florida. She wants to have a family reunion and I can't bear telling her that it would be best that I didn't come. Too many of the family are JWs and they will not come if I'm there. I don't want to spoil it for her.
People, like your husband, that have not lived a JW life, do not understand. They can't comprehend family treating other family members this way.
You hang in there! The people on this board will get you thru this. My heart goes out to you as I know what it is feeling.
Edited by - sweatpea on 31 August 2002 11:34:43