My grandfather and I have never been close. He treated my family like crap for many years until my dad finally cut all contact after he stole all his property, left us homeless and tried to have him committed. I met him again when I was 14, and tried to keep in touch... but he just sends form letters and every time I have written him an email or a letter it has gone unanswered, or been answered with a forward or a form letter.
For the last several years he has been sending form letters out to everyone he has an address for, asking for money for his missionary project. He is always very evangelical in them. I'm not Christian, but I like reading about what he's doing on his mission. But he keeps scrawling pathetic little notes on the bottom of the form letters like "I hope you are anxious for Jesus to come." followed by "Please let me hear from you."
Part of me wants to continue to ignore these letters, part of me wants to write him and update him on everything that has happened in my life since we last spoke (while I was pregnant with my 3 year old) and the last part of me wants to write him and tell him to stop trying to convert us, that we like to hear from him only if he will respect our beliefs, and how much it hurts me when I write him heartfelt letters that he ignores.
What should I do?
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