A little backup - I'm a Protestant married to a non-practicing Catholic for 8 years now. He is in the U.S. Army and away a lot right now doing training. While he's been gone this past month, I had what I can only describe as a testimony to open my mind & heart to the Church, and I feel as though God is pulling me home. I come from a very anti-Catholic background, so this is quite a surprise to both me and my loved ones. My husband has been in Ranger school and has had no idea.
I was afraid to approach him on his 8 hour pass today about this subject because he's never told me how he feels about the Church, just that he's never going to convert out and that he gets bored during Mass. Well, I cannot keep things from him easily, so I hit him with it early into our visit - including that I've been so enjoying Mass that I attend it several times a week. He did laugh for a minute and said "wow, how long have I been gone again??", but after a discussion about what I've been doing, he finally agreed that A) if I decide at the end of Lent that I want to become Catholic, we can have our marriage blessed in the Church before he deploys, which means B) after Ranger school, he is going to come back to the Church and we will become active Catholics.
OH WOW! I have been praying in this journey that, if this is where I should be, God will open my husband's heart and pull him home, too. And his reaction to me tells me that God is doing just that. I love them both so much. :amen:
But do keep praying for our family, please. Having come from three decades of being told why I should not be a Catholic, I know I have a lot of studying & work to do to learn the truth, and I really want my husband to have the burning for God that he hasn't had since I've known him.