All my good thoughts to the family.
As to my own child... You think about touching her and you'll be pulling back a nub. (possibly from her; she is fierce
I don't hide what I believe, but I do NOT advertise it either (Draco
). The people that have tried to preach to me over the years, have found themselves set back on their heels because in the end, I know the spirit of their book better than they do. In fact, it was forbidden for two of the local churches to send missionaries to my door because I converted the first ones they sent. What did I convert them to? Their own free thinking. The three greatest gifts ever given to me were:
1. The lesson that I should not follow others blindly; that I should think and reason for myself.
2. The courage to walk away from others' path.
3. The strength to walk my own.
I received all of these gifts from my father who was head elder for a Christian church and who taught me magic from birth, just as I am teaching my daughter. No, the two are not mutually exclusive.