Just an update for those of you who read about my decision to send my mother a letter.
My mom received my letter yesterday and then today she met me for lunch. All through lunch she didn't mention anything that would be considered witnessing. I was shocked. Then as we headed out to our cars she said, "You know, I don't know if I can keep from "ever" talking to you about "the truth." I gave her a hug and told her that she could tell me whatever she wanted that I know talking about it makes her happy but I said I just need her to not push her beliefs on me. I told her that I'm neither disassociated nor disfellowshipped and that if she doesn't have contact with me it is by her own choice but that I hate to see something like that happen.
This was sooooo tough for me to do. I always back down to my mother in person. She seemed so sad, too. It was hard for me to watch. After the conversation she got in her car, still looking sad....then she switched on me. She rolled down the window and wanted to tell me about an a/c they put in their truck. She was actually smiling....and laughing because I told her it would be about $500 and she did it for $150. :) It was so good to see her smiling at me instead of looking at me with pity in her eyes. :) During the conversation she also mentioned somewhere she wants to go next time she is in town. That means she plans to visit. :)
I am completely aware that this may not end the witnessing but my hope is that it will just lessen a little.
Thanks to all of you for the support..