LOAD514 – Day Twenty, welcome to the world, Little Star

Scrapbook LO of me in my baptism dressLeave it to Lain to ask the hard questions.  Today’s prompt is faith.  Hmph.  I was so tempted to just pass on this prompt.  I really was.  I’m not super religious, and knowing that I could get hate posts saying this…  The more Christians I meet, the less I believe there is a God.  The hypocrisy drives me batty.

When I had a conversation with one of my friends from Scrapbook Island about this topic, she asked me what I was teaching my boy.  I told her I was teaching him to do unto others as you would have them do unto you, and to be the best person that he can be.  And she agreed, that is what he needs to know.  My lack of faith does not keep me from being a good person, or from raising a good person.

But, this picture talks about my baptism.  And, funnily, that baptism is very important to me.  My parents loved me enough to go through the process of having me baptized, and I respect that.  When I was in my 20’s, I thought about becoming a Mormon.  I went through the classes, and really considered it.  But, when it was suggested that I needed to be re-baptized because mine wasn’t valid, I couldn’t do it.  I couldn’t throw away my gift like that.

And thinking about this reminds me that John and I have not given this gift to Sean.  We need to do that.  We haven’t found a church that we feel works for us.  But, I’m thinking that Grammy goes to church every Sunday, and Sean has gone with her.  That might be the right place.  And, it’s a Lutheran church, exactly as  John and I were baptized.  It’s really hard to know what to do.  But if that is how you get to heaven, and there is really a heaven, I’d hate it if Sean didn’t get to go because I didn’t get him baptized.

Boy, I hate the hard subjects.  I have a set of hand print flowers on my desk, I’d rather have done that.  Tonight.  I’ll do that one tonight…

What are you going to do that’s creative tonight?

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