Recently a young person who was df'd died. As you can imagine, there will be no talk at the hall.
well, enter some very courageous other young ex jw's who had their own memorial.
these people got together , and had a bonfire in memory of our friend. And since we have hardly seen each other in over ten years, the conversation and tears flowed all night.
it just amazes me how all the parents of these grown up, normal young people think that ignoring their children is something that God approves of.
Several of them are married, have children, own houses, work a job, and still after several years, their parents have not even met the Grandchildren.😔 and that is ok with them.
another interesting thing I saw was that all the girls had married a guy who accepted them with someone who has no family because of the jw's. And they go so much out of their way to support their wives, what a wonderful thing to see and hear about.
we had a toast at the end, and most everyone told a story about the deceased, and there was a lot of laughing, and crying. But it was very therapeutic for everyone, because we all reconnected, and caught up on out lives.
much more so than the jw cut and dry memorial talk, it was a wonderful night .