I really didn't grow up with any religion.. my parents just sent me to church with a friend that lived down the street from us when I was around 11.
We were a military family, my step-father was an Army drill sergeant, and we moved every 2-3 years!
Long story short, after a lifetime of searching, skipping over a lot of beautiful graces that Our Jesus granted me... I was able to finally find Him in His Catholic Church. I might sound funny, but when I was really little I always felt that He was with me, and when my best friend found out that I wanted to convert, he took me to an SSPX chapel, and immediately, I felt "home!" It was as if My Jesus finally led me to where I could really find Him!!
I never felt comfortable where I went with my friends down the street.. They were always some flavor of Baptist.. didn't know about Catholics until I was 22! I always felt that those Protestant churches were empty.. little did I know that I was right! Our Jesus is not there!
Was about to go through with RCIA in a N. O. Parish, and when I mentioned it to my best friend, he asked, "what is that!?! Let me take you to MY church!"
As stated above, he took me to an SSPX chapel, and that was it!!! The Catholic Church is the one, true Faith, and NO one will EVER be able to take it from me!! I feel truly blessed and ever grateful to Our Father for loving and protecting me, and finally giving me my heart's desire. And not leaving out our beautiful Mommy Mary and best Guardian Angel in the world!! (who needs a promotion!!)
Sorry, this post is much longer than it should have been!! I just want the world to know that I love My Jesus and Our Family in Heaven, and I am most grateful every day!! We must pray for others who are still lost... There are so many!!
God bless you, and thank you for listening!!
PS sorry if this post sounds funny.. I have a bad cold!! <3