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  • For those of you that don't know, I have a 31 year old son {Broc} and he is gay. People ask me all the time "when did you realize he was gay" and my answer is that somehow [deep down inside] I always knew. Of course, the "tell tell signs" were not really that obvious until he was about 4 years old. He was always wanting to play with dolls and play with makeup and play dress-up, but one day he had spent the night with my mother-in-law [that's her with Broc in the photo above] and she took him to daycare the next morning. When I went to pick him up that afternoon, here he came running out with a giant gold purse that was filled with old makeup, old jewelry and his beloved ninja turtles. That's when I "knew". So when people try to say that gay people "choose" to be gay, I have a huge argument for them. Until you have a child that is gay, only then will you realize that they are "born that way". As a mother, I guess you could say that I would have preferred that he be straight, but only for my own selfish reasons...having grandchildren. But, I certainly would not have wanted him to "change" simply because of what the Bible says he "shouldn't be". He was raised catholic, went to church every Sunday and Wednesday and certainly was not "encouraged" to be gay. He was raised to believe that "Jesus Loves Him" no matter what and I wouldn't trade him for anything. He's the best son a mother could possibly hope for and I love him more than words can ever say. Somebody even said once that I should have taken him in for therapy when he wanted to carry a purse all the time. And my answer for that is "all men that carry purses are not gay". Also, therapy would have just confused him that much more. So if you have a child that you think may be gay, just make sure you love them with all of your heart and support them with everything they go through. It was a huge struggle for Broc when he was a teenager, mentally, physically and most of all spiritually, because of what he had been taught in church. He was convinced that he was "going to hell" because of these feelings he had that could no longer be ignored or controlled. But he got through it, "we" got through it, even with all of the bullying. He even changed schools in his senior year and met some new lifelong friends. Adults really don't realize how dramatic it is for a child, when all they think about is "what will people think". Be careful what you say in front of children...hate breeds hate and I've seen way to much of it lately. The bible also teaches us to love one another and to treat people like you would want to be treated yourself. Seize the day!!!

    Happy Wednesday!!

    love & peace always ~ Kathy

    "Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?" ~ Ernest Gaines
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