Being a mother can sometimes make life a little complicated. That being said, complicated isn’t always a bad thing. When you are doing your best to be a good mother, complicated means that you have to make decisions that aren’t always easy or desired by others. Well, once a year, my life as a mother becomes complicated. See, I’m not just a mom. I’m a Christian mom. By that, I mean, I’m a Bible believing, Jesus loving, filled with the Holy Spirit…Christian and mother. I do my best to filter all of my decisions through the word of God. I am not perfect, but I am striving to walk upright before the Lord. My family and I have tons of fun, but what about Halloween?
Every year, I am confronted with a choice. It’s a choice that all parents have to make, Christian or not. The costumes go on the racks at the stores, people decorate their homes, schools sing songs and put on plays, and the spooky shows come on television. The whole time that this goes on, parents all over have to decide if they, with their children, are going to join in the celebration of Halloween. This is when things become a bit complicated for me. I have to make a decision based on my beliefs that goes against everything that is around my family and myself.
Since I have been blogging, I have gone through this process three times and wondered if I should blog about it. I didn’t want to offend anyone, so I didn’t. This year, I have realized that this is my blog and I have a right to discuss whatever I want to discuss…on my blog.
So guess what…Yep! You’ve guessed it. I’m talking about it this year.
Seven days from today, people all over will celebrate Halloween, and in many places the celebration began October 1st. Check out my other posts to find out more of my thoughts on Halloween.