My Great-Niece was Christened on Sunday and I was so looking forward to it. I don't live near my family, so when we have a good excuse to get together we usually make the most of it.
This time however, it seems to have brought out some unexpected feelings in my husband (A) and I.
I have been wanting to have H Christened since before he was born, my husband has very strongly opposed this, and if you knew my husband, he doesn't tend to strongly oppose anything! I have found this quite difficult to come to terms with because, although I am not someone who goes to church, I have my own beliefs (or "superstitions" as A calls them). My argument to this is that A doesn't walk over triple drains in case it is 'bad luck', so why can't I have H Christened?! After many long discussions, A seems to have relented on this one but this means I will probably have to organise it by myself-no mean feat when you are looking after a 9 month old, working 30-40 hours a week and trying to keep your house and numerous pets from falling apart!!
So for now, H will go un-Baptised and I will continue to plan his 1st Birthday. Teddy Bear's Picnic anyone?!