Thank you all for your welcome. Total acceptance is the moment I realized that you can truly love someone beyond yourself.
I am so sad when I hear about oppression, for any one! We have always
told our children to "never be afraid to be who they are".....how could
I then tell my husband/life partner anything different? I have learned
so many important things about myself and about Sylvia....We each
decided to trust our love and to be honest and to listen to each other
with curiosity and an open mind.
This hasn't been easy, but I can tell you that the most rewarding and
wonderful experiences in my life have never been easy (think childbirth
LOL)...raising four fabulous kids and knowing that I am loved every
day, is amazing. I couldn't have chosen a better life partner!
I do get to chose how I want to live the rest of my life and each
day.....my days are only as good or bad as the thoughts that I attach
to them. I usually decide to have good days and if I have a bad day,
then I just go there...I have cried an ocean of tears, as many of you,
I can only imagine, but Sylvia and I hung in there with each other and
it's all good.....
I don't know if I will be alive tomorrow, or next week; so, I just
decided to take each day and be "present" with the people I am
with...my kids, my friends, my family....and it works for me.
This moment, writing this email is the only reality...it is the only
moment that I know for sure I am alive, so, thank you all again, for
your comments and I hope that I can continue to support and encourage
everyone to be 'themselves'...
Have a great night!