I admit I was not ready to hear you tell me you were gay. And I know that it was so much harder for you to say than it was for me to hear. And if I had to do it all over again I would do it differently. I would try to not be so scared. I would try to be stronger and brave so that you wouldn’t have to be so scared. I would tell you that everything is going to be okay. I would remind you how beautiful you are.
I remember when you came out you asked me why God made you “this way.” I think God made an amazing person. You are an amazing son. You have a capacity to love that I could only dream of having. You possess empathy for others and have such a caring heart. Even though you and I struggle with so many different things, you are truly a gift.
And that’s what God made. He made a beautiful gift and I thank him for it every day of my life.