Last night was one of the toughest nights to date in my adult life.
My parents and grandmother had been repeatedly asking Mrs. Kwin about arrangements to get to the assembly this comming weekend. She isn't going and my family were unaware of her change in beliefs regarding the WTS.
So, instead of putting things off, not giving an answer, avoiding the situation, we stood up.
I'm not sure how long we were there for, an hour, maybe two but it seemed like forever. We didn't go there to preach, or prove anything or anyone wrong. We went to explain why we're taking a leave of absence from the JW faith to sort things out.
Well...not so good. What can I remember???
"Lies, Lies, Lies" "the UN is a tool of Satan and put it on their website" "Well, you can use your free will to stop serving Jehovah" "Where are you suggesting we go to? who else uses Jehovah's name?"
You all know the script.
I've never before seen my mother talk with so much hate in her voice and words.
When we were leaving my grandmother was just staring forward and crying.
It's hard to explain how I feel right now, but both Mrs. Kwin and myself know we made the right decision.