After Hajj I was so inspired by my journey that I was inspired to wear the niqab. I had already been wearing the hijab as well as an abaya since I went for Umrah in 2009.
I was wearing it in Madinah all of the time since I arrived and then when I wore it for the Umrah to Makkah I did not wear it and it was so humid in Makkah I was having a bit of difficulty wearing it in tawaaf.
When I was on the plane coming home I decided not to shock my family by arriving at the airport wearing it and my daughter would also not recognize me.
After the first week I decided to break the news to everyone and wore it out and about. Alhamdulilaah it has been received with lots of goodness :) May Allah make it easy for all the muslimahs. Ameen!