Welcome Scrapmama, it is nice to have someone here with a different point of view.
You said something very important.
" ..... I had to finally come to the realization that I am there to serve Jehovah, and no one else. ... "
That is what most people do. They simply want to worship the creator. And they do so in the way they were raised to according to their culture. Just as you envisage the Creator to be Jehovah as explained by your parents and the Watchtower, other people recognise God in the manner in which they were raised from birth to believe.
What makes the Watchtower damaging is that it labels anyone that is not a JW as being ungodly, evil, on the side of the devil. That simply is not true.
Regardless of your religious views, I hope your stay here helps you to become more accepting of alternate viewpoints. That is why I am here and why I created the site jwfacts.com. I think the internet has the potential to make the world a better place, by helping make people aware of the similarities of each other rather than the differences. Religion has the potential to create an atitude of bigotry in its adherents and the more people see the similarity of intention of each person, the less they can dogmatically claim they alone know truth.