I stopped in to see my parents yesterday. My mother is not a JW, my father is. My father is 81 and told me he stepped down as an Elder recently. I was calm until he mentioned that the CO was there at the time and they met with him and read him scriptures that was intended to encourage him, and "to not worry about leaving all that work that has to be done behind, that Jehovah knows you have done more than your share" BS. I almost lost it when he said that. Why can't they just say, " You deserve a rest Brother, you've done very well, enjoy yourself and take a break".
I dread the day he passes away and I have to deal with those insensitive, brainwashed, self-righteous people! I think I owe it to him to honor his wishes to be cremated and have a memorial talk at the KH. I just don't know if I can go through it without punching somebody in the mouth! I know the day is approaching. I have been trying to prepare myself for it, I just dread it.
Tink and I went through it with her Mom and her Uncle, but it will be different when it's my Father. I'll be directly involved then.
Anyone have any suggestions?
I just realized that I put this post under the wrong topic. Please accept my apollogy. (editted to ad this comment)