Hi to my PINKessence Family:
I am sitting here in the after-glow of an absolutely amazing weekend. I gave away my daughter’s hand in marriage to the love of her life, her soul mate. They met 17 years ago in kindergarten when they were both six! They went through school together and even 4 years of college. They look like a little old couple that have been together forever. They are now in the Bahamas celebrating their fairytale wedding and beginning their new lives as one.
I have shared with my PE family in a previous blog on transitioning that I had planned to come out to my siblings and family after the wedding just to ensure I was not a disruption in any way to my daughters’ day. That happened on Sunday and I was not prepared for what happened. As one that is transgendered I often found it difficult not to have disdain for the reflection I saw in the mirror and forget about accepting myself; it was impossible. On Sunday after explaining my Gender Identity Disorder and her evil effects on my life my two brothers and sister stood as one with unwavering support and love. They agreed to walk the all too often lonely path of a transsexual and pledged to be with me wherever that journey may lead. One brother said he had never been more proud of me. I'm sure that there will be lots more questions, some laughter and tears. My son-in law posted in facebook that Dad is out. We are getting PINK iPhones for Christmas.
Hugs and peace for the journey,