My Children Never Stop Amazing Me

My Children Never Stop Amazing Me
October 26, 2015 Our Circle of Moms

Just when you think you can’t love your child any more than you already do. They surprise you with the most amazing piece of information about themselves. They share there deepest secret and trust you with there whole heart with it.

I didn’t think I could love my child anymore than I already did. They day my daughter came to me to tell me she was a lesbian, my heart actually melted and I felt complete joy, love and admiration for her.  Here she is at a very impressionable age in her life. Where most girls are learning who they are and what they want to be, and trying to fit in with their friends. They spend their time worrying about the “in”electronics and clothes. She knows that “she’s different than her friends” as she had said, and she is embracing it.

I loved that she felt comfortable to come and talk to me about her feeling. And she knew I would love her no matter what. I simply smiled and told her she was awesome and I loved her. I told her I just wanted her to be happy and it didn’t matter what others thought about it, all that matters is she was true to her self. She needed to be honest with her own feelings. I told her she was going to find the right person and all I want is for that special person to love and respect her, and treat her the way she deserves to be treated.

I was so impressed as I sat and listened to my smart and beautiful daughter. She seemed to have it all figured out. She would meet that special person and they would marry and she would adopt some children.

She also confided in me that she was worried how others in the family would react- she knows they are not exactly comfortable with gays, lesbians, trans, etc. I tried to reassure her that they would love her no matter what, and it really doesn’t matter what they think because she needs to be happy.

She shouldn’t let other people’s personal life dictate how she lives her life. You treat others how you want to be treated. You respect others how you want to be respected. As long as you are not hurting others it doesn’t matter.

I’m glad I’m succeeding in raising my children to respect everyone- no matter race, sexuality, and backgrounds. They look for the best in everyone. And they have learned to embrace themselves and be free to be who they are and not what society says they need to be.

I love all my children for who they are not what others want them to be. They may be “different”, or loud, or even slightly messy, but they are happy and loved, and true to who they are.

And they have some of the best role models in our family.

I watched my daughter in amazement this past year. She was completely excited the day Massachusetts legalized same sex marriage. And was over the moon when she watched two close family friends get married last month. She watched these two women with awe, they where best friends and had a family of adopted and fostered children. They were her aunts and she loved them. This is how she saw her life down the road.

I am so glad they will be a part of her life. I’m grateful she will have other adults that will understand and be supportive of her. I hope they will be able to answer some of her questions that I may not have the answers for. She knows she will be supported know matter what.

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