Now if you are observant, you may have noticed I have used some different pronouns in relation to my kid. I have chosen the birth of my oldest and Mother's Day to share something on my blog for the first time. And with the permission of my child, I am happy to say my daughter is transgendering into a male. We have known for about a year now and have been going thru the "change" together. We are very happy to see him being the happiest we have seen him in years. Yes, it has been difficult and yes, it has been hard at times. I grieved for 2 weeks when I found out. For the girl I lost and for the pain she must have felt for so long. He has assured us that my hubby and I never made him feel bad. That he had just come to the conclusion of how he felt and who he was in recent years. I did a lot of reading and web searching on what I could do to help him out. Turns out, I was already doing it. Loving him whoever he is! In respect for him, I am now using different pronouns and he has changed his name to Julian. So in the future, when I mention my son, that is who I am referring to. Sometimes I think I should send out "birth announcements" to everyone....lol Change is not always easy, but when you see a change that makes another human being so happy and at ease, it is a very good thing.
On the home front, everything is sooooo green! And I love it. I spend a little of each day gardening and planting seeds and tweaking the look of the gardens. Still rather cool, so no coffee on the swing or patio yet. But I can feel it is coming.
So for now I am busy getting ready for my birthday tomorrow! "Will ya still need me, will you still feed me, when I'm 64!" I intend to spend it watching the Indy 500 (weather permitting) with my Everything bagel, coffee and fruit salad. Later we will all meet up and I am looking forward to a surf and turf dinner at the Club will all my loves. Just perfect. Happy Memorial Day to All! Always, Kit