Greetings all. I will be joining this Easter and I wanted to share this with you. I did not go through RCIA, but I did an exhaustive self-study (continuing) and I felt that I was ready to join the Church. Well I met with the adult faith formation director at church this week and she agreed that I can be confirmed this Easter! I was not sure if this was going to happen or if I was going to have to wait till a later date, so I had not told my Baptist family that I was working toward becoming Catholic.
Well, I made the dreaded phone calls yesterday to my mother and my grandfather. I was prepared for the worst, but God delivered the best! They both respected my decision and were glad that me and my fiance would be on the same spiritual page in our upcoming marriage. Thanks be to God!
I share this as a word of encouragement to others who have to do the same thing. The anticipation is always worse than the outcome and the devil works hard to paint as bleak a picture as possible. But God prevails!
I cannot wait to be Home in a few weeks!