Some quick background information: My dad (her firstborn son) died unexpectedly this past October. His death has really hit our family hard. Personally, I have not totally come to terms with this. I am struggling. He went in for “routine” surgery and never left the hospital. WTF? This man did everything for everybody (witness or not).
My grandma hasn’t been going to the meetings regularly for several years now, perhaps because of depression and poor health. When my dad died, this put her over the edge. My aunt (her daughter) who lives with her tries to get her ready for the meetings, but she is slow to get ready or says she is not feeling up to it.
Being that she is in her 90’s, you can see why she doesn’t go to meetings regularly. However, I think that there is more to it. Even though she is advanced in age and in failing health, her spiritual mind is still sharp. It is worth mentioning that she wanted to contact her disfellowshipped great-granddaughter (my niece) recently, but was talked out of it.
Could it be that with all of the recent changes within the org that her faith is beginning to waiver? With the death of my dad, could it be that her faith has taken even more of a hit?
It will be interesting to see if she comes to the memorial this year.
If her faith can be compromised, anyone’s can.