This is officially my first posting on this forum, but I have been following this section closely for over a year now. I don’t know if this is the appropriate topic to post in this section but I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of you. The abundant knowledge and conviction that has been displayed here has worked wonders in my life. Let me explain why I am in tears as I write this post. My boyfriend of 2 years was raised Catholic but left the Church to embraced what he believed to be a more concrete explanation for our existence, i. e. atheism. When I meant him, he was already an atheist and very anti-Catholic. He hated everything the Church stood for and blamed her for every imaginable wrong. Many times over I was ready to give up and leave, and many times over, God, in his infinite wisdom, gave me the courage and strength to keep trying. For two years, he fought me every step of the way. Each time he had a question that was too difficult for me to answer; I came onto this form and would find my way to this section. And each time, I found an answer. To make a long story short, just yesterday, while alone at home he experienced God. In his own words, “I don’t need anyone to convince me anymore, I just know it”. For two years I’ve waited, begged, and prayed while on my knees crying and always hoping for this day but never really knowing how wonderful it would be for both he and I. I know we must take it one day at a time, but he is finally ready to start his journey home. Thank you all and may our Lord bless you as He has obviously blessed me.