Hi everyone I just wanted to say hello and basically just introduce myself. I'm a 37 year old single mum to two beautiful children. Growing up I attended a Church of England school but as the years passed I pretty much not only lost my faith but also my way. A few things have brought me back to faith, personal things which I'm not ready to share yet but I'm loving my new way of life. Before the dreadful coronovirus hit, I summoned all my courage and walked into my local church, a place I'd not been for over 20 years, fully expecting to be.....judged, quite honestly - I have children born out of wedlock, I have tattoos, I've sinned A LOT throughout my life, I'm unbaptised, and basically all the things that we traditionally 'believe' is against Christianity. I couldn't have been more wrong....I was made welcome from the moment I opened the door, and everyone was so lovely and put me completely at ease. I really feel like I've been welcomed unconditionally into my new church family. I'm currently around halfway through the Alpha course, which is being done via Zoom, and it's been interesting and informative. Once restrictions are lifted more, I'm very very much looking forward to me and my children being baptised and officially becoming part of the wonderful Church. I can't wait! I've learned so much that has been contradictory to my assumptions. There's always someone to answer any questions I have, and it's been a really positive experience so far. My faith has already been seriously tested during a family members illness, but I've found it also something to bring me comfort during hard times. I now see God's actions so much throughout daily life, when before I put it down to coincidence, etc. I know there's so much I need to work on personally, which is going to be an ongoing thing. Sorry I'm rambling....I never seem to be able to write down what I want to say! Basically, I'm excited about my journey, and look forward to seeing where it takes me.