I read this today and thought about you. I asked Pam if I could share her words here because they just ring so true. No one understands better than someone who has walked in your shoes or shoes that are the same fit, brand and style, following similar terrain. This is why it is so important to gather and connect with people who have made similar life choices so you can learn from each other, and be a support when no one else understands.
Converting to a new religion is really difficult. We are carrying so much baggage that no one born into the religion will ever understand, even the “born-again” Muslims (for a lack of better wording). They think they do, they think they have all the answers, they think they are helping us, but honestly, they will never get us and they are doing more harm than good. You really have to surround yourself with people who are truly helpful, those who truly lifts you up, those who are truly trying to understand or does understand (because they went through it) what we are going through, and ignore everyone else. – Pam F.
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