Hardest thing about being a mom?
I think the hardest part of being a mother is that someday I will have to explain to Charlie that there are just some bad people in this world. There are people who hurt animals, people who hurt people, people who hurt themselves. I won't know how to explain it. The rest of it comes with the territory. It's all hard.. but explaining why God made us all good and it didn't stick for some? That's really hard for me.
I tell them that we don't earn God's love.. we are BORN with it.. in HIS eyes.. We ARE loved, We ARE beautiful, We ARE good.. it's not with a "If".. after it..
You can choose to accept God's love or not.. Accepting God's love and Grace then you will work hard to STAY a good person.. and move forward and share this.. If you turn against his love.. then you get lost and can do bad things..
My kids were not born sinners.. they were born out of love and beauty ..
I know... you're right Alissa- a religion post never goes well.. ever.. lol.. BUT.. the born sinners thing got me..
For example. I'm baptizing my son. What sins am I washing away? Non right? Pooping on mom is not a sin (though it should be, lol). I don't want this to get heated. I am every one's sister in Christ. Given the expertise question, that's what I find is the hardest part. I don't care that I've lost sleep. I'll never sleep good again. I don't care that I haven't lost baby weight, who cares? All of it comes with the territory, and so does this. But this is what I find the hardest so far.
AS for baptizing.. agreed... We see it differently.. Less "washing away sin".. more "cleansing of the soul"... :)
I actually LOVE religion talks and debates.. LOVE.. but I don't take it personally if someone doesn't believe the way I want them to.. lol.. I'm fascinated by other people beliefs and what drives them.. and it's ironic.. a LOT of the strict catholics I know.. are some the of the meanest people I have ever met.. lol
Anywhosky.. Have a great day!!!!
I never heard from the priest (lol wow). That's neither here nor there. I don't care what people believe but as parents, I have a big belief that it's our duty to lay the options out for our kids and let them decide.
Have a great day Jessica :)
He was 8 when he said this and it's the best explanation I could find..
When my niece was little I watched her A LOT. I was amazed at how many good things she did on her own even though her home life was not the best. That's why I believe that under an umbrella we start out good.
I know what you mean.. you can't protect them forever and protecting them later means telling them the truth about the world and not all of it is good.. BUT.. I show them pictures of the people that save the whales and dolphins and the animal lovers and the charities and the people in africa and Turkey.. the people looking out for the less fortunate.. that's God.. In THEM..