My mil is catholic my children (not her bio grandchildren btw) and i are Presbyterian. In my church we do not worship mary or use the rosary. Well last night my mil gave my son a rosary and told him that its there for God to keep him safe. I am not happy about it. If she would have asked if she could give it to him i would have told her that i would talk to him about what the rosary means and why my church doesnt use it but hers does. I would have given him all the info he needed to decide for himself if he wanted it or not. I have not taken it from him nor have i told him i didnt want him tohave it. Mil is mad at me because im upset she went against my beliefs and pushed her beliefs onto my child. She says her way is the right way and shell fight anyone who feels different. Whos right to be mad me or her?
I spoke with my son about what the rosary is and how its used. I explained to him how its not to be worn as a necklace. I told him why my church doesnt use one. He asked a few questions i answered the best i could. He said he likes the idea of being catholic and wants to learn more about it. He said he wants to start doing lent with my dh. He seemed very sure of his decision and i told him i am happy with any religion he chooses to follow and he doesnt have to do things just because i do it. I also told him that i dont know much about the catholic church so if he has questions im sure his grandma would love to teach him the Catholic way and would answer any question he had.
on Sep. 1, 2012 at 11:27 AM