Friday, December 18, 2009

I haz a sad...

Turns out I was wrong about a certain member of my family.  Thought she was cool, and such... but apparently she is the least tolerant of all my family.

Nice to know.

Please, if anyone else feels I have insulted or "screwed" them over tell me now.  I've never set out to make my blog offensive or closed-minded, anything but, actually.  I have followers/commenters from so many walks of life and always prided myself on the fact that I was loved and respected by such a variety of people.  In turn, I love and respect those people for accepting me as I am with respect and understanding.

I guess it hurts least when you are "disowned" by the notoriously most hot-blooded, unreasonable person in your family.  Yes, I remember the stupid dramatic fights of holidays past...  Funny how the majority of them involved this one person.  I guess this year is no different, but I am the target because it's easy to be mean to someone online when you can rally the troops in my absence.

Correct me if I am wrong, but that behavior seems FAR from what you are waving in my face as "the truth". I'm not ignorant.  I know your "truths" so don't try to use it as a weapon because you are angry.  If you want drama, seek it elsewhere.  I like the peace I have in my life and will gladly write you out of it as you requested because your behavior is far from what I love and adore about MANY Christians who are integral parts of my life.

Merry Christmas to you too.


iiri said...

Aw Jessi, I'm sorry you are having to deal with that. I can definitely sympathize (and with fairly recent occurrences too!).

Not that it helps much to hear from others when family is involved, but I love you! I think you are one of the most sweet open-minded people I know. I love reading what you have to say, and while I agree with most, what I dis-agree with doesn't matter cause you are just awesome, in case you didn't know.


Lisa said...

You are a great person with the best of intentions. I have never once felt that you were ignorant, offensive or close-minded. You are quite the opposite. You take the time to get to know someone before forming an opinion. That is why I enjoy your blog so much... also the fact that it is highly interesting and entertaining!

Trust me, you are a breath of fresh air in the sometimes cold and faceless blog world!

jenn said...

First off- it's your blog, you have the right to express your opinions here! I never understood why people got all hot bothered by someone else's opinions- you aren't name calling, or saying 'this is the only way to be'- at least I never got that impression.
Family is tough- they think they have the right to tell you how to live sometimes- hell... I guess non-family does that too. The holidays seem to bring out either the very best or the very worst- sorry you got the latter!

Stick with your peaceful life- we have the same midset now too & it is so much better!

Summer Athena said...

babe. breathe. breathe. breathe for panda. screw all the rest. i love you.

Sarah said...

I'm sorry, Jessi! I think you are an awesome person, and I don't have to actually meet you to know that. ♥

JoEllen said...

ah, bigotry at its finest. ::eyeroll::

i agree: it's your blog, fie on what the naysayers think. so many of us are delighted and inspired by what you write here. who cares if you follow a different path? you and your family have found peace and joy and it's a sad, sad person who would want to take that from someone else.

rock on, mamacita.