My 13 year old daughter has a JW friend in her class at school. The other day her JW friend's parents apparently made an announcement to her and her 10 year old brother that this year they would be celebrating Christmas for the first time.
There could be a number of reasons behind this of course, including a bit of fabrication due to wishful thinking.
This leads me to the point of my post. Are there any members here who left when they were children or in their early teens? This may have been due to their parents being DF'd or just choosing to leave, or maybe parents separating.
If so how did you feel about that? Was it a relief and a huge weight off your little shoulders, or were there mixed feelings due to leaving friends in the Congo?