My husband and I have been married for almost 13 years, but have been together for 19 years. We have a total of 8 children…four here, and four are saints. We’ve had a rough row to hoe…but I tell ya, I couldn’t imagine doing it with anyone else.
He is an unconfirmed Catholic…not attending. I am coming into the Church, and have acted as the spiritual head of the family because while he believes, and tells the children about his faith, he does not believe in “doing the church thing”. :roll eyes:. Anyway…we finally got the lack of form decision back on his prior marriage, so we are going to have our marriage convalidated so that I can receive confirmation.
Keep in mind I’ve been waiting 5 years for him to get the paperwork together. I finally did it. I will be confirmed at our daughter’s baptism on Pentecost! I’ve waited 5 years…
I wanted to have our marriage blessed during Mass. Father C was willing…DH wants it more private. We were originally married in a park with my parents and sister alone attending…I really wanted ‘something’. Not a wedding, but I wanted to do this in front of friends.
Now his family, who didn’t come to our wedding, didn’t come to the first three girls’ baptisms, nor did they come to our second son’s funeral, are acting put out because I haven’t formally invited them to Hannah’s baptism.
I just want to cry. I want to convalidate our marriage and enjoy Hannah’s baptism and my confirmation.
I just needed to vent. Sorry