- 5 years ago
- Wedding: December 2013
Hi everyone,Thank you for advance for reading. I feel like my situation is a bit unique and I could really use some guidance so I know what to expect. I was baptized as an infant in the Methodist church and was raised by going to the Methodist church with my mother (Methodist) and Catholic church with my father (Catholic). I was never confirmed in either religion.
I was married in 2004 in a non-denominational ceremony outside of a church and was divorced over 4 years ago. There were no children of that marriage as I wanted them and I believed that my husband at the time was not prepared.
I never thought I would get married again but I met a wonderful man over a year ago and we recently became engaged. He is a cradle Catholic and wants to be married in the church. I am planning on attending RCIA to convert. I start next week.
After all that babbling here is my question. I know annulments can be very lengthy for good reason. However I am turning 35 in a month and my fiance is 44. We desperately want at least 2-3 children. Due to my age and possible fertility issues we don’t want to wait more than a year to get married (I will be almost 36 by that time-yikes!!!).
In cases like this is there anyway the process can be sped up? I really would be upset if I had to wait until 37-38 to marry and thus have a very very small window to have the children we desire.
All feedback is welcome! We have a meeting at our church with the Deacon next week