Tuesday, February 26, 2013
A Complicated Humble Brag
"Sam is a great young man! I can tell he values being a priesthood holder by the way he treats others. Thank you for raising him that way."
When I read that, my eyes flooded with tears and I was very proud. I thought: Yes. I did it.
My grandpa had 5 daughters and 0 sons. My mom had 3 daughters and 0 sons. My dad left the church and my step dad is not active. I have complicated feelings about the priesthood. I don't love the patriarchal nature of religion or the sexism embedded into the culture of my church's early history.
But I can't think of anything that has ever made me feel this proud.