Salam Aleykom brothers and sisters.
Last year I converted. It was after Ramadan. It's my first Ramadan ever.
And i have a big problem! I don't know if I can do it... It's around 12 hours without eating and drinking... I'm just 16 and as I guess my parents will cook something for a dinner etc. they don't know i converted... unfortunately...
And i wear orthodontic apparatus since yesterday and my orthodontist told me to drink and eat a lot....
see? it's really complicated! ;/ it's 10.41am here and i haven't eaten anything since i woken up.
i hope you understand my English!
Wa alaikum assalam.
It's great to know we have another convert here in this forum.
Try to keep on fasting. Never forget that since we converts often face more troubles holding on to islam being surrounded by non-muslims the reward we will get for this in the end will be bigger also insha'Allah.
It's not obligatory for you to tell your parents about you being a muslim straight away. But it would be good if you'd start showing your opinions and views to them about islam and muslims. So that when one day you'll tell them about you following islam it wouldn't be that big shock for them.
But now you may for example just tell your parents that you love the idea of the Ramadan as it helps us to understand and feel what the poor people have to feel. It wouldn't be lying as one part of Ramadan in islam is also to tame our desires and abstain from luxury.
May Allah give you strength and keep you guided.