I've posted in this forum before, but it has been quite a while, due to work, being exhausted etc.
Finally, my wife and I will truly enter the Church this coming Saturday! Although both of us were baptized as children in the Baptist church, our documentation is very iffy (is that really a word?) so we will both be baptized as well as chrismated. That is how I hoped it would work out, so I'm overjoyed that we'll both get the whole Orthodox package, so to speak!
I was surprised to find that we will also have the blessing of our marriage at the same time. I had assumed that since it's Great Lent, we would have to do that later; but our priest got permission from the Metropolitan, so that is on for Saturday as well.
I'm so happy and excited that I can hardly write without exclamation points all over the place!!!
Although we were both raised in the Baptist church, we spent many years as Episcopalians. For the last 15 of the 25+ years we spent in the Episcopal church we were both thinking, talking and praying about Orthodoxy; so it feels like it's been a long journey. Now I couldn't give a good reason that it took so long, but I wish we'd acted years ago! Thank God that the Ancient Church still exists!!