Edited by RainCoastMama - 2/25/14 at 10:24pm
Just a quick message.. this is kinda a bit off topic, but at my first apartment, there were two groups of mormons that would come around. I am not christian. I told them both the same thing. "I am not christian, and never will be. Although I respect that you are doing what you believe is right for your religion, please respect my right to not have you "preaching" in my home".. Group number one, two young men, listened and followed.. they never once said a word about religion again. I would see them in the apartments occasionally, and they even helped me carry groceries to my third story apartment (no elevator and it was "big shopping day") without even a joke as to "now you'll have to convert"..
Group numbah two didn't listen. They kept coming back, leaving books of mormon on my doorstep, I was a "hopeless godless pagan, wallowing in sin, begging to be saved".. *snort*.. well, finally I had it. My boyfriend at the time just moved in with me, and one night (NIGHT!) they came to the door. I looked through the peephole, saw who it was, and announced it to my boyfriend. He quickly said he'd answer the door.. when i looked back at him, he had took off all his clothes, except for his pagan pendant necklace, put on his leather trenchcoat (open), grabbed a one foot hunting knife from the wall, and then picked up my cat.. and opened the door, holding said cat by scruff of neck, knife in the other had as though he was about to eat, coat open, williy waving, and BTW, he's six foot five.
they never came back again.
(I know this has nothing to do with the post, but it was amusing, and I had to share. if your MH is a "good" JW, she will have no problem separating her work and relgious life. The fact that you get good vibes from her is promising. OTOH, if she is very strong about it (i don't like to say "fundie"), your words are simply the words of the devil, and your soul is crying for help. but you'd probably know if she was like that by now. )
"Will she continue to leave scripture around?" Not if you tell her not to "Will she try to brainwash my kids?" NO "Is it part of her religion to convert us?" NO "Does she reflexively disrespect us or feel 'sorry' for us that we're not saved?" NO "How the heck is this going to affect how she takes care of my kids?" Its not gonna affect anything, i'm sure she will take care of your kids with the utmost respect and caring that anyone else would. We are just "normal" people like anyone else, as far as normal goes some are crazy : you can find all kinds just like you can find all kinds in other religions. HTH