I am a mother of three longtime vegetarian children. My eldest daughter was the first to convert followed by my son and youngest daughter. I resisted giving up meat eating for quite a while until, one day, I looked at the food I was giving them and decided it looked a lot tastier and healthier than the meal I had prepared for myself and my husband. After that day there was no going back.
I feel healthier and have more energy now and even though one of the kids has since moved out she still returns often for a meal and a box of leftovers, so I must be doing something right.
Unfortunately,My husband would eat roadkill if I poured gravy on it and so I still have to cook meat for him. We all live in hope of converting him one day, but are not holding our breath!