So I usually get dressed for school at my job. I couldn't today so I figured I'd drive by my parent's house and ask if I could change there seeing as they live two blocks from my house. As I am pulling up to my parent's I see a familiar face. A face I haven't seen in about a year and ½. I realized it's my sister who I was super super close with. She was disfellowshipped for many years. I was in at the time. I never shunned her. She's my sister for crying out loud.
So as I get closer, I beep my horn and wave at her. She looks, turns around, walks into my parent's house and closes the door. Even when my mom let's me come inside to change, she doesn't come down and say hello. Check on me. Ask about her neice or nephew. Nothing.
Honestly it doesn't even hurt any more. It does make me sad to see how two people who were inseparable can't even say hello to each other any more. At this point I don't even reach out to her any more. I beleive that you have to have a bit of self respect. Self worth. And if your JW friends/family choose to ignore you, it's there lose.
Some on this blog have asked what we would do if the Governing Body changed their stance on shunning (which after GJ Royal Commission hearing we know they won't ever). I know what I would do. I'd do nothing. I'd keep living my life. The damage has been done by this sick cult. I just hope my family will see it one day. Won't hold my breath.