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#21 Rachelle E.

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    Posted 20 July 2007 - 04:43 PM

    Yeah, I'm a little confused about why his entire extended family needs to write him a letter for a church retreat. What is the purpose? And if people are supposed to be giving you advice or encouragement...shouldn't they be the people you actually spend your time with, who know what's going on in your life? I don't get it. . .

    What I DO get, however, is Maria's delightful response!! Omg...totally LMAO when I read that!! "How 'bout that Psalm 69"?!??! Like "how bout those yankees" or something...TOO FUNNY!

    If it makes any of you guys feel any better about being bombarded w/ religion/religious beliefs. . .I very nearly cancelled my wedding because my absurdly religious conservative parents threw a bitch fit about me inviting my cousin, Jen and her girlfriend to the wedding. They said that if they were there (in all their sinning glory - my own sarcastic words) not only would my parents not come...but they would not contribute to the wedding at all. Which sucked because they had given me 8k for it when we first started planning. I flipped out, told them to take their damn money and not plan on attending my wedding since they couldn't manage an evening among "the sinners". (massive irony here...David and I were living together at the time - also VERY against their rules. yet they were still willing to pay for the wedding etc.) I didn't talk to my parents for at least 2 months. Everything we were planning came to a screeching halt as David and I tried to figure out what we needed to do. The minister who preformed our ceremony & did our pre-marital counseling (who also happens to be their pastor) ended up talking to them for me. He thought they were being pretty extreme and actually sat them down and told them that. After they had some meetings w/ him and David and I met w/ him a few times...they finally came to us and apologized for everything and gave me full control of the wedding...handed over the money -as a gift this time- and didn't say another word during the entire process. It took me a long time to get over all that. I'm SO not supportive of forcing your beliefs on people like that.

    Sorry..that was a pretty brutal hijack Maria...It's actually kind of nice to get all that off my chest though! I SO wish I'd had you girls around when I was planning my wedding!!!

    #22 Chiquita

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      Posted 20 July 2007 - 08:40 PM

      Haha.. that's funny.. that sounds exactly like something I would say in the same situation :)

      #23 MikkiStreak

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        Posted 20 July 2007 - 10:29 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by NATASHA
        Am I missing something? Is there a reason to write a letter for a 4 day retreat? What goes on at these retreats? Sorry, I don't know much about these things so I'm curious.
        I actually wondered about that myself! I thought maybe it's like the military---- they "break" you so they can "mold" you into what they want/need. It's so much easier to complete the brain-washing at that point! hehehehe

        #24 Jessica

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          Posted 20 July 2007 - 10:34 PM

          That is fantastic. I wouldn't have the guts to send it... but you totally should!

          #25 MikkiStreak

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            Posted 20 July 2007 - 10:36 PM

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            Originally Posted by JenandBrendanWedding
            Oh, I also wanted to find out what your FI thought of the letter. Was he laughing hysterical? I'm sure your FSIL will back off now. Ha!!!
            That's the great thing--- he "gets" me and has the exact same sense of humor that I do (only he keeps it coming all day long, every day!). :)

            He cracked up when I sent the letter to him at work...


            But, alas---- he killed the idea of me actually sending the email.

            (So instead I sent it to every *other* member of his family, so the Catholics could get a good chuckle!) hehehehe...

            #26 1elephant

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              Posted 21 July 2007 - 12:40 AM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by MikkiStreak
              That's the great thing--- he "gets" me and has the exact same sense of humor that I do (only he keeps it coming all day long, every day!). :)

              He cracked up when I sent the letter to him at work...


              But, alas---- he killed the idea of me actually sending the email.

              (So instead I sent it to every *other* member of his family, so the Catholics could get a good chuckle!) hehehehe...
              hahaahahahaha, wonder how long it will take for word of the email to spread to FBIL/FSIL!!!!!!
              the letter is DAMN funny....i totally would have wrote something similar, maybe like a yearbook signing, tho...
              do have fun at your bible retreat,
              K.I.T., and please stay sweet!




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