How can I thank you for sharing an amazing life enriching journey over this past decade?! I went from ‘denial and ignorance’, (ie “Oh no, not MY son…”), to full acceptance and embracing of your orientation and lifestyle.
There was never any question in my mind that I would always love and cherish you as my son. I was told by many that ‘yes, I would always love my son, but not the lifestyle’ yet I knew that was not enough. I embarked on a high learning curve, understanding homosexuality took time, but as I learned more about human nature/ make up, my thought expanded. I was ever getting closer to feelings of: ‘this is my child, he needs all the love and support he can get, and I need to truly accept who he is!’
I only wish 10 years ago I could have gone to a ‘private space’, and been able to share my emotions with others. I needed to know about other’s stories and family lives: where there were REAL personal life stories. I needed to know how other parents processed coming to terms with their child’s orientation. As I sought understanding, solace came via friends and from books of families stories of love and acceptance. I went from the gut wrenching feelings of fear of unknown for all of us, to the baby steps of learning about it and coming to full term with the great realization that ‘This is my child, and he did not make this choice. He is who God made him to be!’
Logan, you have brought so much joy and mellow happiness to our whole family! Since childhood, you have always sung your heart out in those inspired choirs and theatre productions. You found your sports niche in running and work outs. Your career blossomed in landscape architecture, design and green energy. You are simply a wonderfully talented, well- rounded, most caring young man! Thank you for patiently holding my hand along this path. Our hearts reach out to you: we love you, you are our family and we accept your lifestyle whole heartedly.
Oceans of love and respect ~ Mma
P.S. I especially love it when Chris gives me those enormous hugs every time he’s with us.
P.S.S. I’ve never ‘blogged’ before, but I hope my journey brings comfort.