This man raised me since the age of 3. I haven't called him my step-father in over 20 years. I called to check on him this evening and to see if he needed anything. He said that he was holding up pretty well. As we got off the phone, I said "I love you." His response: "o.k. thank you."
That type of crap infuriates me! I wasn't that close to his mother anyway, and I hate funerals, but I was going to go and support my family. But just thinking that I my family wouldn't talk to me and I would be surrounded by JW friends of my parents -- people who won't look twice at me makes me ask the question: "Why even go?"