Other than that people always ask me if I'm pentacostal because I have long hair and wear a lot of skirts. Not to mention my large family...
when i first moved here, i lived next door to a baptist preacher, whose daughter became my babysitter for the next 6 years. i can't believe he let her sit after he found out i was wiccan-- but do you know what his criteria were for deciding i was a witch?....
...long hair and skirts
not to mention that i grew plants and let my then 2yo run around the yard bottomless.
that was that-- i was "out", so then i just slapped the stained glass pent up in the picture window
i changed from my XH last name to DH last name. so i will have the same name as my youngest 2 but not the same as DS. he is not upset though. he is the reason i kept it after the divorce though.
well...acted that way, anyway, and he became quite abusive mentally and verbally, and i became insane and afraid of him and wouldn't let him know my address or home phone number once i "ran away" and moved here, 8 hours away from where he was.
anyway, after a long and painful divorce, he then died of lung cancer.
long story short, i've had lots of time to process the whole relationship, and while it was very sick in itself, he was an incredible guy who was very consumed by lots of illness-- untreated bipolar and ADD, and relapsed alcoholism, just very scarily mentally unstable. i forgive him, now, but i couldn't be in it then, and i took the fall for being the "bad guy" among many people we knew, because of his manipulations-- and now i wouldn't mind at all taking his name, but it'd be kind of weird, y'know? after all that?
would y'all do it? plus i'm kind of used to my name; i've had it for so long.
cari, post pics of your bead! what's a lampwork bead?
ds got me a beautiful sunflower coffee mug that says "i love you mom" on it (bought at the dollar store when we were there together awhile ago, and he hid it since then) and made me a photo of himself in a homemade frame with puzzle pieces glued around it, and gave me a rose of sharon seed start
happy mama's day!!!