Thanks awais, and happy birthday.
I'm really sorry to hear that Berbs (((hugs)))
You're not to blame though. None of this is your fault. From what I remember of your blog your parents were quite violent, I know they had good intentions but they need to learn and it looks like they are learning the hard way. They will get through this and hopefully they will have learned something.
Just remember, this isn't your fault. Your sister is now free from violence and that is a good thing. All you can do is hope that your parents realise where they went wrong.
Hope you're ok
I just feel so guilty though, I feel like this is all my fault somehow, that even if I didn't suggest they should run away from home, they all saw my freedom and craved it for themselves. Which is a good thing and yet I feel so bad.
Whatever lesson my parents may learn, they sound so defeated right now that I don't think they can see what gain lesson wise could ever come out of it.
It's not like they haven't found themselves in situations where the same lesson needed to be learned, this is after all the 6th child to leave home as a teenager.
I guess it's less my words and promise that caused this, than it was a natural course of action in the kind of household I grew up in.
I hope things work out between your sister & her parents. Can't say I really blame them for the beating, my Mom would probably beat me too if I was caught in a car with a boy, & my parents are really liberal, especially my mom. This isn't a right thing to do, but I'm sure I'd get a few slaps.
P.S. I don't support child beating.
I was surprised to hear she was seen in a car with a guy, because she wears the hijab out of choice (well the usual so called choice anyway) at the moment, turns out this guy was her boyfriend and they were in his mums car talking, which if my parents knew would be even worse.
I am concerned about my sister now, all that freedom she just gained goes to your head, and gaining it so young usually leads to some immature rash decisions that haunt you for the rest of your life.
I really hope she doesn't end up where I did.