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‘There’s a picture of you with a shawl around your head. Why are you wearing that?’ I was scared to tell her.’: Daughter converts to Islam, keeps decision from her mom because she ‘didn’t want to hurt her feelings’

“I had sent in my application and a few weeks later, my mom called me to tell me there was an envelope in the mail for me. Not knowing what it was, I told her to go ahead and open it. I was no longer living a secret life. I could be free with my mom now, or so I thought… When others started learning about my conversion, they’d put bad thoughts into my mom’s head.”

‘The wedding day! We THREE gave our daughter away to be married, together. Side by side.’: Successful co-parenting from 2 moms who fought their way to make it work and DID

“This beautiful angel is our daughter. We are co-parents. I am the ‘Bonus-Mom,’ and she is her ‘Bio-Mom.’ Here we stand together, all smiles, at OUR daughter’s wedding. Was it a walk in the park? No. Were there nights of doubt, jealousy and confusion? Yes. Did we always see eye to eye? No. However, we both pressed forward for OUR daughter.”

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