So the hard part is over. I've told my mum, dad and brother that I am converting to Islam, alhamdulliah, and am going to wear the hijab asap. Coming from a family of agonostics (my mum and brother) and a new revert to Islam ( my Dad) this wasn't as hard as I thought. Now it came to telling everyone else.
My mum and Dad came from a very strong Pentecostal church- which I used to go to in my search for God- where Christianity was the [b]only[/b] religon and if you mentioned another one prayer immediently followed. To my aunties, grandmother,uncles and cousins, Islam was a made up religon which was all about violence etc. I never thought this even when I was a christian, I knew Islam came from the word Salaam which meant peace ( I had a lot of muslim friends).
My mum doesn't really want to tell the family till I'm a bit older, which is hard for me because summer is coming and they are going to want to know why I'm wearing long sleeves and skirts and have my hair covered (I tie my hijab up when I'm with them).
I really wish Islam was taught properly in schools. My family believe Islam is a religon with more than one God or just a religon for Asians (don't ask me where they got that from). But inshallah, maybe my conversion will teach them something.. my brother is already reading the Quran since my "confession"!