I don’t think I tell you enough how much I love you, and how lucky I am to have you as a mother.
I want to cry when I hear about families who can’t find the love in their hearts to love a family member who is gay. You not only have accepted me with open arms, you have accepted my wife, Stephanie, into our family and you love her like a daughter. You know you have made her life better, and in turn that makes me happier than I could ever describe.
I know that when I came out you were upset. I know it wasn’t because you were judgmental. I can only imagine the things that were going through your head….. will there be anger and judgment towards me…will my life in the world be harder…will there be any grandchildren for you? I wish that I didn’t wait so long to tell you. I spent so much time and money trying to pretend I was something I wasn’t. I spent even more time thinking that you wouldn’t love me anymore, that you would be angry. How wrong I was. You have been so loving and supportive. I had no reason to be scared.
Friends of mine - my gay, lesbian, transgendered, bisexual and straight friends whom you have opened your arms to – always tell me how jealous they are that I have a mom like you. I always tell them I know I am very, very lucky. So now I am telling you; Mom, I am so very lucky and grateful that I have you. To have your love, support, friendship. I love you so very much, and I know I couldn’t be the person I am today without you.
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