In honor of National Coming Out Day, I wanted to share the tone of this week. Everything Changes. It may be another way of saying, “This too shall pass, but for me it is more about the attitude.
Croi’s mom threw us a small shower at her house, and invited some of her friends. After the shower was over, Eve shared with us the difficulties her daughter was having with Eve dating a man after her husband passed away several years ago. Eve’s daughter was shutting her out of her life, being judgemental, and saying some rather hurtful things.
The irony was not lost on me.
We were sitting in the living room of a woman who tried to shut her daughter out of her life, said some very mean and hurtful things, and was certainly not welcoming to me. But, eight years later, was delighted we would be bringing grandchildren into the family and wanted to “show us off” to her dear friends.
That same night, I got home and checked f.acebook. I saw that a friend (born female, now male) was having a pleasant Sunday dinner with his family, something that had now become frequent. His parents nearly disowned him, and now, they were joking on fac.ebook.
Things change. People change.
I don’t always know how, but, wow, it sure does amaze me.