Research Paper On My Epiphany

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My Epiphany Throughout my early childhood I was a very a religious kid. Being born as a Muslim we practiced Islam daily in my household. Practicing my faith daily brought me closer to God and to my religion as a kid. We’d go to the mosque every Friday and pray and I would go to Islamic school on the weekends. When I was growing up I attended a mainly white elementary school as a kid. Majority of the students at my elementary were Christians and very few people that practiced the same faith as me. I never really thought much of it until I was invited to a birthday party by one of my friends from school. My parents didn’t want me to go at first because in my religions it’s a sin to celebrate someone's birthday, but after countless hours of begging …show more content…

I was thrilled and anxious to when the day finally came up I would be hanging out with my friends for the first time after school and attending my very first birthday party. I couldn’t sleep the night before because I was just so excited of the fun day we would have tomorrow. The time finally arrives to go to the party and I put on my best outfit and head to the party with my Mom. Everything was just like I thought it would be from the movies and tv shows I watched. We went to Chuck E. Cheese’s and had the thrill of our lives until it came time to eat. They had Pepperoni pizza and cake for desert. I looked in horror as I saw my friends devouring that pizza like it was nothing. The juices from the pepperoni all over their faces and hands. I was raised thinking pork was dirty and to see my friends eating made me think it was fine to eat. I was confused on so many levels why there were eating pork. My little mind couldn't even comprehend what was going on. Then all of the sudden one of the parents hands me a slice and in the heat of the moment I run away screaming like it was bear coming at me. I crawl into a ball in a corner weeping to myself. I thought I was having a mental breakdown! I just wanted to go home from this horror but I couldn’t until the party was over. I just had so many questions to

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