Ok I have a rant. In order for this to make sense, I have to give some back story. My parents have seven children. Alhumdollilah, by the grace and will of Allah (swt), they raised us all Muslim. Unfortunately, some of my siblings have turned their back on Islam completely. It makes me sad. It makes me mad. It makes me angry. Anyway, one of my siblings is married to a Christian. I use the term “Christian” loosely. If a person never goes to church, shows poor character, and openly disrespects their in-laws, can that person still be considered Christian? All theologians feel free to respond.
After Katrina, my entire family evacuated together, including said sibling and said in-law. During those tumultuous times, my Grandparents invited all of us into their home. I watched as said in-law openly disrespected myself, my family, and my grandparents. Never once thanking my grandparents for putting them up, ignoring grandparents, eating my Cheez-itz, etc. Now, my sibling has decided to move the family to my city in Georgia. More specifically, down the street from us.
I told my sibling that there was a nice house for rent down the street, and they decided to move in. Upon seeing the house, sibling’s spouse stated that the house “Looks like a crack house,” and “stinks.” This is a nice house, which I have seen with my own eyes. So, this person not only disrespected the house, but also me b/c I happen to think it’s nice. They decided to move in anyway, becuase they didn’t have anything else set up.
If that wasn’t enough, my mother and I decided to visit sibling and family and welcome them to the neighborhood. We came in the house, and my mother said hello to all. We then commented on their new baby, and the home, basically making small talk. We were there for a few minutes when my sibling blows up at me, saying, “Don’t you see X sitting here? You’re ignoring X!” Can you believe that? My sibling had the nerve to accuse me of disrespecting their spouse, and yelled at me in front of everyone….and what did I do? Silly me, I apologized. I’m such a fool.
It makes me mad, becuase an older sibling is supposed to be someone you can look up to, ask for advice. They should be an example for younger siblings to model themselves by. This whole situation makes me so mad, and I know this post is confusing and maybe I shouldn’t even be complaining b/c their are people starving in the world, but I have to get this out…