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Hi my name is Terryann. I am not sure that I can stay in this room... i would love to, but would understand if it is not appropiate, because of my situation.
My grandmother was Jewish... I found this out a few years ago. I grew up in a Christian home and was very much content with it, up until about 7 years ago. I became very interested in the Jewish people, there was the intense draw (before I found out about my grandmother) and has not gone away. I began to go to a Messianic Synagogue on Saturdays and celebrated Shabbot. I wanted and felt extremely passoinate about learning about the Jewish people/traditions. I purchased a Torah book... etc... and began to feel so complete that I lost interest in the Christain church, it seemed very watered down to me.
I do want you to know, that I still believe that the Messiah has come... (Yashua) though do not embrace the 'Christian' theology. I have found some Messianic Synagogues that support this.. though I still hunger for so much more... that I can't really put my finger on it... it's just when I saw your thread... 'Jewish Parenting', it really attracted me.
I will totally understand if it is uncomfortable for any of you, for me to be part of your thread.. I really mean that... but I just am so hungry to know you and learn more... that it literally is an ache within me.
My personal opinion is WELCOME I am sure we all have different ideas which makes the world such a wonderful place. Look forward to getting to know you. B[/b]
Thank you so much mom2boys... I so .. am honored.
I will just fill you in a bit:
I am my kids mom... three sons... three adopted daughters, two daughter-in-laws, three grandchildren... and hoping for more!!! I had a miscarraige last August, with a suprise pregnancy after 21 years. With my first marriage, my ex had a vasectomy when my youngest son was about a year old... so we could not have anymore. But now, I am now remarried.. and we lost our first (together), last summer.... at 9 1/2 weeks pregnant (we were married at that point for one and a half years... took that long to conceive). It was very sad... we had at least 4 ultrasounds.. saw his heartbeat... we were so excited, only to loose him. We have been trying since... but I believe I have had some chemical pregnancies.. but nothing yet, viable.
To make things even more difficult, I am 45 and he is 55. So we have that against us. I still have af every month and positive opks, so I do know I still ovulate.
Anyway... that is about the shortest dialogue I have ever given re: the story of my life ...
I am not an exclusive person, so I welcome you here... but I must confess that my experience with the Messianic Jews has not been a positive one. That is not to say that you are the same as that, different people bring different experiences! I welcome you here with an open mind and I hope you make my experience better.
__________________ My boys are beautiful and look forward to meeting the new member of our family
I think that as long as we're respectful of each other's differences, everyone is free to post. Judaism is a religion with very different views and levels of observance, but we can show respect and learn from each other. That's the beauty about Judaism- there's SO much to learn!