I have a 7 month old child. we had a naming ceremony for her instead of a christening. This was a huge thing for my partners family to except and understand. My mother in law threated to christen her behid ours backs if we didnt do it!!
To cut a very long story short i am left with a terrible worry, which is, did i do the right thing?
I mean i did the right thing for me and was true to my beliefs but in doing that have i made my daughters life a very difficult one?. where we live right now if she goes to the local school in country side she is likely to be the only non catholic or Pagan in the class and miss out on the pretty dress stuff, at communion time, which is all a 7 year old girl will understand no doubt.
I love where we live but now we are thinking of moving into ballincollig where there are bigger schools where there will much more likely be a bigger mix of children of different cultures and religions.
I am not sure what to do for the best all i want is to be happy and for my daughter to be too. I worry about this everyday.
Did i do the right thing? I would really like to hear from parents who didnt christen thier children, what is school like for them and how do you explain why there is no communion party and no church stuff? To mention i am from england and had no idea nearly all the schools here were Catholic until i had my daughter!
Cheers in advance.