My parents – this is going to be a difficult post.
My mother is amazing. She has always worked multiple jobs to be able to provide for the 3 of us. She’s not had it easy at all. She’s been disappointed and betrayed by men in her life multiple times. The only time that we’ve had real issues is right after I came out to her and it was less because of me coming out and more of the situation we found ourselves in.
It was a week before Hurricane Katrina and 3 days after our 1 year anniversary in which Lori asked me to be her life partner and gave me a ring. I had been telling my mother that Lori was my roommate for the last year, but once the ring came into play it was time to get truthful. I called my mom and in a single conversation told her that I was a lesbian, I had a girlfriend that I had been with for a year, the woman I was living with was not my roommate, and she was 19 years older than me. Looking back, it was not the best way to handle things. Unfortunately, a week later we had to go and live with my family because of Hurricane Katrina, so it made for a very awkward few months. My mom didn’t know how to talk to her or act around her. Eventually we had a “come to Jesus” falling out and it all got put out in the open. There were tears and yelling and a lot of hurt, but we got through it. Now my mom is super supportive of us, our relationship, and our TTC.
My father left my life before I was born. As far as I know he just decided he didn’t want to be bothered. I know his name and saw him once working as a janitor at the school my younger brother and sister attended, but have never had any type of relationship with him.
My ex-stepfather is a despicable, disgusting, horrible person that I would likely hold down and scoop his eyeballs out with a hot spoon if given the chance. He made my life miserable as a child and put me through things that a child should never have to go through.
The man in my life was my grandfather…I loved him more than you could ever know. He was the rock of my family and the only male in my life worth looking up to. He passed away in 2004 and I have a beautiful tattoo memorializing him.
Love you PawPaw!