Everything Changes

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.

Attitudes change.

I don’t always know how, but, wow, it sure does amaze me.


About EratMama

30 something midwestern gal, married to another 30 something midwestern gal, conquering depression, rockin' foster parent.
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One Response to Everything Changes

  1. Monica says:

    Leo and I live in the bible belt. Not only is homosexuality taboo in most of our suburban, protestant circles, most people we know don’t know yet know anyone who’s openly gay. We always say the rules change when you know (like) (love) someone. And because we’ve been fortunate enough to know, like and love some really wonderful people, who also happen to be gay, I believe that entirely. I believe the more people are willing to brave the unknown, both those coming out and those they’re coming out to will be surprised by the amount of love and acceptance and healing that can come. It doesn’t alway happen, and I know it sure isn’t easy, but like you said, it can happen and when it does, it’s amazing.

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