There is a point in time when every single person has to make a decision about their life. For some people it is a lot of small choices and for others it is a huge and sweeping decision.
I am in the second category, along with a lot of you I'm sure. Most of my family is probably in the first category. Making the sweeping decision took an immense amount of determination, which I am convinced did not come solely from myself. It only happened through the help of Allah, alhamdulillah.
I think that not enough people realize that Islam is a choice for every single Muslim, even those who were born to the religion.
They tell the new converts "oh you are so blessed mashaAllah, Allah has chosen you to be one of his people," "please make du3a for me because you are one that Allah chose." Alhamdulillah we are blessed to be chosen, but those who were born to Islam were chosen by Allah as well... as long as they choose Him back.
Some decisions are easy and some are hard, some are big and some are small but all of them shape our future in this life and the next. Offer support because we are all in the same boat called dunya.