Straight Americans need... an education of the heart and soul. They must understand - to begin with - how it can feel to spend years denying your own deepest truths, to sit silently through classes, meals, and church services while people you love toss off remarks that brutalize your soul. ~Bruce Bawer
yes, I'm about to put 'family (not THAT family folks) business out here again, for those that don't want to know, come back later :kisses and as far as "airing my dirty laundry" well, it's my blog, it's my server, and if that is what I choose to do with it, then STFU and deal.
I don't understand, how, when you can accept so many people into your home, why you cannot accept someone your child loves, and who loves your child, because you don't agree with how they were BORN. (NO, it is NOT a choice!)
I don't understand, how, when you say you support your child when they come out to you, you don't figure in that somewhere along the line, their may be a 'significant other' in the picture you might have to deal with, and when it does happen, you don't deal with it, instead choose not to accept or agree with it.
I also don't understand, why I'm expected to be a perfect mother, as far as I know that does not exist, as hard as we try, we're not perfect. Perhaps if I did things differently, I would be closer to it in your eyes, but I cannot help being who I am. No, I did not have to move to FL, but you well know that I could not stay where I was, and actually encouraged me to move here, and now want to say what you've had to go through since I did...I could say something about this, but I won't, and it's not like I'm never planning on getting them back, that is something I work toward every day I'm here!
And if "EVERYONE" (yes, this is for you 'sis') has told you these things all your life, (I'm selfish, never give anyone a chance, only care about myself)...I would seriously love for them to stand up and tell me, because that seems to be something no one has ever had the nerve to do...isn't that something, that they would talk so much about me behind my back, to you, yet never say anything to me...interesting...because goddess knows I've never tried to be like that in my life, just the opposite in fact, and I really hate to think that I failed that badly
and people wonder why I would think the best family's are not always the ones you are born into, they are the ones you create yourself!