I’m sorry to hear about your story and happy things are looking up.
I live in Rockingham, NC where there is a baptist church on every corner. There isn’t a Catholic church in my town, but one I attend just a few minutes outside my small town, in Hamlet.
I could never tell anyone I am converting or I would not get any piece. I recently found out that an old teacher of my husband’s is Catholic and I can’t wait to see her again. I think she attends a church on the other side of my town about 25 minutes away. I haven’t seen her at mine.