From a Sister Who Wishes Things Would Be Different
January 24, 2017
January 10, 2017
Dear Sister Polly,
Greetings of love sent to you!
In your letter, you mentioned that you were going to visit family this spring or summer. I wanted to make sure you knew that we don’t want you to visit our home at any time unless you are back in the Amish. Please don’t show up unless you have decided to come back and become Amish again. Our children know you are not Amish, and I don’t want them to see you in the “English” state that you are. Do you understand what I mean?
In addition, if there would ever happen to be a funeral here at my home, I would also ask that you also don’t attend unless you have come back to the Amish. Even if I were to be the one in the wooden box, I really don’t want you to show up like you are now. Please!
Do you realize that some of your cousins and other family members might not wish to see you at their homes either? If you want to live the life that you have chosen, that is up to you, but please don’t annoy the geschwishtert (family) and cousins by showing up and disturbing our lives.
I hope you’ll understand me and not take my intentions the wrong way. I also hope you realize that we’d all be so happy if you would come back and become a member of the Amish church again; please think about it.
I can’t think what else to write.
Written with love, from a sister that wishes things would be different.
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