Frustrated With Ruminating Thoughts

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Learning2deal
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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 5/18/2009 9:25 AM (GMT -7)   
I am so frustrated with my ruminating thoughts....! I am a Christian and my daughter just became one. She will be getting baptised soon. I know no one in my family will come even though this is a one in a lifetime thing. It hurts my feelings that they won't be there for her. My mother ran off with her boyfriend when I was young and she wasn't there for me. It is just a reminder of that. I wish I could just get over it and say @#%^ them. The thoughts just won't go away. Even if you are not a Christian I could use your advice. I know it is not a Christian attitude I am having but it just won't go away....

BD_spouse
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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 5/18/2009 9:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm sorry you're feeling this way - and even if you are a Christian, does not mean you are perfect.  You're allowed to have mixed feelings and emotions and it's important to know that it IS ok.  I see you're upset about your family not coming to your daughter's baptism, but you don't become a Christian for other people, you don't live a Christian life for other people, so the fact that they won't be there - although is upsetting for you - I think the fact that you'll be there to start this path with your daughter is more important.  Isn't it better for her to have someone who shares your same beliefs in your corner?  As you and she become stronger in your faith, you'll be able to "deal" with your family with more confidence... good luck and make sure you tell your daughter that as much as you (and she?) want your other family there, this walk with God that you're about to take is yours and His - not theirs, so it's not as important to them to be there as it is for you!
((HUGS))
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do."
--
MARK TWAIN


Learning2deal
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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 5/19/2009 6:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for your responce. I feel some better today. I am not ruminating as bad as yesterday. I plan on getting out of the house today and maybe that will help me too. Thanks for being understanding. Sometimes you just need someone to listen, thank you.
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