It wasn’t easy to tell my family I wanted to become catholic more than a year ago, but now I’m confirmed and the hardest is over. My parents are doing their best to accept my decision, and my mom (former Catholic) is even becoming supportive and interested. However, they have been insisting I tell my 82 yr old grandma – my dad’s mom – who is a Baptist.
She and my late-Grandpa (my favorite person in the world…I miss him so much) were very prominent in our small community. He was the superintendent of the school cooperation and also a missionary, they were both members of the Gideon’s and grandma still is. Grandpa cried when I was baptized at age 8 and said it was the happiest day of his life. Grandpa is the one who convinced my mom to leave the Catholic church. He loved Jesus with all his heart, I believe that if he is in heaven now he will understand why I became a Catholic. However, I’m worried about telling my grandma.
She is literally the sweetest lady in the world. She has never once got mad at me…ever. And I’ve seen her almost every day since I was born. She wouldn’t be mad at me for becoming Catholic, but she wouldn’t understand, and I knew she would be hurt. I want her to be happy…I don’t want to do anything to hurt her. Who knows how much longer I have to spend with her? What should I do?