Sunday, February 2, 2014
I have been married to Hubby for 8 years now and am just getting around to getting my annulment done. I don't know how many of you are Catholic, but you aren't able to get married in the Catholic church if you have been married before and haven't had your previous marriage annulled.
I started the process during our engagement, but never was fully committed to getting it done. I kept procrastinating, and procrastinating and here we are 8 years after marrying in a Presbyterian church, which don't get me wrong, was a very beautiful church and was a very nice wedding, but we didn't get married in our Faith or in our church.
After our anniversary this December I decided now was the time. We want to renew our vows on our 10 year anniversary and what better way to do it than to be able to get married in our church. So I went back to the Deacon and got the appropriate paperwork and this time, I was serious. Nothing was going to stop me, I was going to get this done. This is something special for me, but something extra special for Hubby since he is cradle Catholic and had hoped to get married in the Catholic church to begin with.
So I worked for a couple of weeks writing and writing and writing. I had to write an autobiography and write info regarding former spouses. I worked fervently on this when I had some downtime to do so and ended up getting it done with 8,685 words typed on 22 double spaced pages. Yeah, I know, that's a lot.
When you go through this it's not only just telling your story, but it brings up a lot of memories, therefore opening up a lot of old wounds. With that being said with everything typed out, turned in to be sent off there is a big weight lifted off my chest. Now it is once a again a true time for healing, healing for good.
Like I said, I don't know how many of you that have gone through this process, but not only is it a long process of pouring your heart out through your past, but it can also take 18 months to get finalized. That might be one of the hardest parts, learning to develop the patience of Job to wait. I know I've done my part, now it's out of my hands and will soon be in the hands of the ones that will make the deliberation of my case. I do hope that it is a speedy deliberation and one that will allow us to marry in the church of our Faith.
If any of you have gone through the annulment process through the Catholic Church leave me a comment and let me know about your experience and how long it took you to get yours.
Just curious...and I know curiosity killed the cat, but I'm not a cat ;)