And it's killing me. Down to my core. My nephews is 3 1/2 years old.
A little background, my sister and I were raised Lutheran. I was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church, and recently in 2010 became Catholic, receiving all of my sacraments and I now attend Mass on a weekly basis.
My sister kinda fell off the wagon back when we were attending the Lutheran church because basically my Mom stopped insisting she go to her classes to be confirmed in the church, and she's just a pistol and refuses to "conform" to what anyone would like to see her do/accomplish, even if it's in her best interest.
Soooo fast forward to her getting pregnant with my nephew outside of marriage, which I understand is becoming a more widely-accepted scenario, however I don't feel too warm-and-fuzzy about it, but whatever.
The only part that I'm terribly concerned about is the fact that he's now 3 1/2 years old, and she's yet to get him baptized. I don't even care what church she gets it done in, I just feel it needs to be done. I've asked her about it maybe 4 times within the past few years and she really just shrugs it off. At this point I'm not even asking HER to be involved in the church, whichever one she may choose, but only to do the "right" thing and get her son baptized.
How do you all feel about this? Is there anything I can do or say that would persuade her to do the right thing here? I mean she grew up going to church, she knows what it's all about, even though she didn't complete her confirmation and whatnot. Why wouldn't she want this for her son?