This post is kind of inspired by a post in Breezy Days
Just so you know.
Bri talks about how people are quite judgmental.
I'm not saying judging is bad...
we need to be able to have judgment to get us out of danger..
I don't know if it's just a Utah thing or not, but I wonder....
My grandma and grandpa got married quite a while ago...quite a long while ago.
They eloped, for a lot of reasons,
to avoid the draft
because my grandpa was converted to the LDS Church and they couldn't get married for another year
because they were so in love...
But what happened?
When's the baby due?
Isn't Karen pregnant?
Why did they run away to get married, they MUST have done something BAD.
My grandma struggled to have a child for years and years.
Finally, after adopting 4 children, my grandma and grandpa were blessed with a baby of their own.
They love all their children equally, but what a sad occurrence.
Rumors of my grandma's promiscuity were greatly exaggerated, if you will.
I don't understand why these judgments were passed.
What I do know, is that what they did was out-of-the-norm.
The Utah norm.
Utah has a culture all its own, and that's fine and everything, but sometimes....well I don't like it.
A lot of Utah residents, especially where I live, are part of the LDS Church.
As am I.
Also my baby boy.
And I LOVE this church so so much.
But my baby boy, for a lot of reasons, couldn't serve an LDS mission like he dreamed of doing.
And that's out of the norm.
It makes me cry...really...every time someone brings it up to him in a negative manner.
What do they know?
What do they know?
It's so sad to see people pass judgements on the most amazing person I have ever met in the whole world..
the most kind,
the most sweet,
the most giving,
the most welcoming,
the sappiest :)
that I have EVER met,
the strongest testimony of the Gospel I've seen.
We read scriptures together every night,
we pray together,
go to church together,
and people still judge him...
and they judge me for marrying him.
What a tragedy...
what a very real tragedy.
To those people, we owe you no explanation,
we owe you nothing.
To my baby, I love you more than anything in the entire world, I mean it!
To those that support us,
I offer my sincerest gratitude.