on 2022-01-07 01:05:50 UTC
Sorry, I stopped checking for replies. My computer completely died on me, and I just now finally got the husband talked into letting me use his.
So, years ago, you were very patient with me, explaining what trans is, so much about LGBT issues and what terms are. I knew basically nothing back then, and you were very kind to educate me. I know that sort of thing isn't incumbent on LGBT folks to do. My kids were 11, 10, and 3 back then, and I turned around and shared this info with them, and that I was good with any and all of this. And it stopped me from saying a lot of stupid stuff out of ignorance.
Now my kids are 21, 20, and 13. The oldest is aroace. The middle is pan and exploring gender, and the youngest is bi. And because you spent that time with me they never had to wonder what was 'wrong' with them or whether I'd accept them. I think often about how much you changed the course of my life and theirs, and wanted to thank you and let you know that your investment of time paid off spectacularly.