Imagine………..you grow up with dreams of having a family someday………..
Imagine………..you find the person of your dreams………..
Imagine………..you fall deeply in love with that person………
Imagine………..you want to be married, have children and live that “happily ever after” life………
STOP!!!! There’s just that one catch – you’re a guy and you’re in love with a guy………or you’re a girl and you’re in love with a girl……….
As the mom of Keith, a loving, caring, kind, giving young man……..I don’t get it. I’ve never “gotten it”, even before it was MY son. I can’t cry because I have to be strong for my son. It’s an ever-present reinforcing of “Keith, some day” or “Keith, your day will come” or our new favorite “2009!”. Keith and I often share good news from 2009 – there is a lot – more states are allowing or considering gay marriage. More people are accepting of gay marriage. A majority of people – and I mean a HUGE majority of people – maybe 99% – have been kind and accepting and “so what” of Keith being gay. I was surprised at how many family members have a problem with it, having known this child of mine for twenty-two years before they even knew he was gay. Him being gay changes nothing about him. The only difference between he and straight people is private – what happens in their bedroom – big damn deal. The comments could be taken as hurtful but I choose to believe that everybody has their own opinion and that mine is right – my child is equal to anybody else’s child.
P.S. to Justin – I love you and someday you will technically be our son-in-law but we will always call you son.
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