There’s no question that religion was a major part of me when my husband met me. I believe it was one of the first things I shared with him upon meeting. Why? Because I wanted my children to be raised Catholic and I wanted to one day marry in a Catholic church. It’s a big part of how I was raised.
Even though I have yet to marry in a Catholic Church My husband is very open with all my wishes. We have attended mass together a few times. We have also baptized both our children. He is even open about one day fulfilling all his sacraments so we can get married in church.
Now I find myself explaining Ash Wednesday to him and the kids because today will be out first Ash Wednesday as a family!
We are to attend mass later today and also will be abstaining from meat today and every Friday from now til Easter Sunday.
Growing up we would always give up something else. I usually gave up junk food like sweets or soda.
Since my family has begun this new lifestyle we area already doing that. We are going on 3 weeks of healthy living.
Do you celebrate Ash Wednesday and Lent? If so. do you give up anything?