I knew posting about my religious beliefs--or unbelief--would be hard, I just didn't expect it to wear me out! I also didn't expect the responses I received: passionate, happy, concerned, and support. Overall, the reaction was positive. Thank you all for your words of comfort. Clearly, I have life-long friends.
I do want to clarify something: I am happy. I also feel at peace with my decision. The angst of church is no longer part of my life; the angst I feel now comes from fear of potential repercussions by leaving a tight-knit church: ostracism, abandonment, and hatred. Thankfully, I haven't experienced that.
To keep things simple today, and to give my mind a break, I want to share some random, happy, tidbits of my life.
Ben starts medical school today! As he said this morning, "This officially marks the beginning of the rest of our lives." It's true!
Doesn't he look handsome?
Obviously she was thrilled.
Lastly, Andrew is strong. He broke the glass top on our glass top dining table. How did he do it? I am still not sure, but it happened while he was doing his favorite activity of climbing on the table.
Not much has changed in our household.
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