I have not come up against very much resistance or ugliness as I’ve come out, in stages, in different ways, over the span of like 18 years. 1,052 more words
Originally written two years ago, I'm sharing this post again for all of those moms of transgender kids who find themselves struggling at this time of year. This will mark our sixth Christmas since Kris came out as transgender and navigating the holidays has been a journey in itself. I'm happy to report that each year it becomes less and less of an issue. This year is probably the first one that will only find me shaking my head at the ornaments and wondering what's next. Whether you are facing your first Christmas or your tenth since your child came out, if it is causing you to feel sad or a bit blue, please know that in time, it will get better. You won't be in this place forever and you are not alone.