After I left the JWs, I began to live a normal and mentally healthy life (I'm still working on living a physically healthy one) . Anyway, in 2011, I met the woman of my life and we have been together ever since. And now we have a beautiful son who will turn 1 in January. It felt good to have the Christmas spirit again (no, I'm not a Christian). I had celebrated it up to the age of 7 in a non-religious household so it always was about presents and fun and family and never about Jesus for me.
So, it felt good to begin a new tradition with my own family.
And next month begins the tradition of celebrating his 1st birthday. He's kinda lucky because his dad is going to go overboard, me thinks, for missing out on so many of my own birthdays.