Since my book has been read by thousands of people, I got an overwhelming amount of questions about where my sister Sarah is and if she ever left the Amish too. The answer is – she’s happily married to an Amish man – Abe Miller. Yes, the same guy I wrote about in the book. If you read the book, you can put two and two together and realize how awkward it is for me to visit my wonderful sister. Especially now that I sent a copy of the book to Abe and Sarah… they will be utterly shocked to read some of the stories. 😉 It gives me an adrenaline rush just to wonder what will be going through their minds when they read it!
I was and still am very close to Sarah, and I can’t wait to see her next month when I go to Maine to visit my family. This year it will be extra special to visit because Abe and Sarah had their first child – a baby boy, named Atlee. He was born on April 3rd. I have a total of 10 nieces and nephews now unless someone had a baby that I don’t know about, Lol. I have not seen all of them yet, but that will change next month.
So… just to let everyone know that as much as I wish Sarah would have left the Amish so we could take selfies together and drink Starbucks coffee every day, the timing was off and I never tried to convince her to leave or any of my other siblings. Sarah changed her mind about wanting to leave a couple months after I left. I didn’t specifically ask her why she changed her mind, I knew the stress on my parents worried Sarah too much. Plus, she started dating Abe soon afterwards. I decided that if one of my siblings really wanted to join me, they had to make that decision on their own. It’s a hard decision to make and it has to come from the heart, not the mind – or it will never work. I would feel guilty to ask anyone to leave because if they absolutely hate it, then it would be my fault. I would, however, give my full support to anyone needing a place to stay and get on their feet.