Hello, I'm Tracy and I have four beautiful girls ages 12,11, 7 and 4.
Just this year they are attending a wonderful Catholic school. Previously they were homeschooled. Its a small school of about 70 kids from prek to 8th grade but its wonderful. Anyways just recently my husband and I started RCIA as I was born and baptized Catholic but never recieved the rest of the Sacraments growing up as my mother switched faith. My husband was brought up in a Presybterian(sp?) church but attended Catholic School for elementary and high school.
For a very long time my husband has felt led to be part of the Catholic church and my reason is I would like to finish what my parents had started , learn more, and I too feel led to the church. I believe God led us there for a reason.
Anyways all these years my girls have attended Protestant churches so this is what they are accustomed to. They know their father and I have decided to be a part of the Catholic church so its not a surprise to them. But we would like to have our whole family be as one. My oldest doesn't seem to be on board so much ( my 12 yr) my 11 yr old is but isn't sure, and my younger two aren't old enough nor do they have a clue, nor does it seem to bother them. Actually my 7 and 4 yr old seem to really enjoy the Catholic faith.
So what is the best way to explain to them that this is what we both would like for our family? Do I let my 12 yr have a say on whether she is a part of the Catholic faith ? I'm not sure if I've even worded this right or how to even approach it.
Anyone out there who has converted from one faith to another and can give some advice? :confused: