Friday, June 17, 2011

Grandma's First Early Years

Friday, June 17, 2011
I mentioned to you that I will start sharing with you how Jesus came into my life.  I will feed you a little each night and if you have any questions please feel free to ask.  If it's a bible question we can check in with Uncle Tim who I feel is very knowledgeable in the Bible.
I was born on November 6, 1941.  My parents were both raised Catholic so I was Baptized at just a few weeks old.  The Catholic Religion teaches that Baptism is a Sacrament and we are all born with original sin.  The original sin was because of Adam and Eve's disobedience to God.  By being Baptized the Catholic Religion teaches it takes away the original sin that all are born with and if you should die you would go to heaven.  I was Baptized again at age 43 and as I lead up to that age I will explain why I was Baptized again.
My Father enlisted in the Navy during WW2.  My Mother worked in a factory during those years he was in the service.  I lived with my Grandmother probably till about age 3.  My Mother would come on weekends to visit my sister and me.  I believe it might have been my Grandmother who taught me to say my prayers at night. 
Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep,
If I should die before I awake,
I pray the Lord my soul to take.
I loved saying my prayers at night before I went to bed and did so for many years.  Every time I would say my prayers I would yell out "I SAID MY PRAYERS" to my Grandmother and then to my Mothers as I grew older.
That's enough information for tonight. 
Love to all of you,


  1. It's nice to know a little more about you. Last fall I gave my testimony at church. Maybe I will think about writing out my story like this. Thanks for inspiring me and God Bless you today :)

  2. Ok I thought of something to ask you? Was it in 1985 that you got baptized? Well, that's was when I got baptized and I thought it would be neat if it was the same time. I was baptized in the springtime I think.

  3. Hi Shannon, I tried to post a comment on your blog but it would not accept it. The message said: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

    I looked up when I was baptized and it was September of 1986. I joined the church in 1985.

    Thank you for your nice comments.

  4. Grandma, I changed the settings again so maybe now you will have better luck.

    I look forward to reading more of your story later but this morning I am having a challenge with Colin and his father (his birth father, not Matt.) Would you please pray for us? I will update more on the blog later but for the morning, I need prayers. Thank you so much! God Bless ~~ Shannon