I grew up in a Christian family. I was born to a traditional Southern Baptist family, and attended church, Sunday school, and Vacation Bible school until I was 8 when my mother converted us to Catholicism. At 9 I began attending Catholic school, going to Catechism classes and Vacation Bible school. Steeped in the Catholic church and all of its traditions I was by all accounts and measures a complete Christian.
I have spent the last 22 years carrying on that tradition. I have taught my children to know God and Jesus. They have all been christened and the oldest two have gone through their first Penance and first Communion. I have read the Bible to them. I have taught them to pray. I have taken them to church and signed them up for vacation Bible school. My oldest daughter attended Catholic school for the first 6 years of her education and before I even considered homeschooling, I toured the local Catholic school for the Princess.
Christianity is what I have always known. (more…)