I've been thinking about Esmerelda's post about her daughter being the flower girl of a JWs wedding and not knowing about it. Then someone else posted about how they didn't know when their daughter got married. (Can't remember who...) It got me thinking...
Last October when Mozzer and I got married, I sent my parents (devout JWs) a wedding invitation. I KNEW they wouldn't come (they said so in an email when we got engaged), but I wanted them to have the invitation as a momento. (I don't know about anyone else, but I keep that type of thing.) I actually laughed out loud when my step-mother sent me the RSVP card that said "4 - declined". Uh...yeah...I know. *shaking head*
So Mozzer and I got married and had a fantastical day! But the next couple times my step-mom and I were in touch (via email AND phone) she fussed at me for NOT sending her a wedding picture. I always gave a lame excuse for not doing it. But my thought up until today was, "No. You had the chance to be there. You decided to NOT come. If you want the honor of getting a picture, you can't have it. You missed your opportunity." I've been feeling very stubborn about it. (I'm Billygoat for a reason. )
Anyways, now I'm wondering if I should send her a picture or two. Perhaps it really does hurt them that I haven't sent them anything. If I do it, am I opening the door to further criticism or abuse? Or should I swallow my pride and just send the stupid pictures? Should I extend the olive branch?