Would never post this on FB, but I need to "talk". Jun 15, 2012 17:04:48 GMT -5
Post by rummy1969 on Jun 15, 2012 17:04:48 GMT -5
We have a wonderful, smart and very talented son who is 16yrs old. Well today, at a red light, he blurts out, "I'm Gay." Was I surprised by the admission? No. Was I caught off guard at the unexpected outburst? Yes lol. Though I have had my suspicions for quite sometime now, actually hearing him say it out loud was shocking but not in a bad way. When he was 13 I came out and asked him if he was gay and told him that if he was that it was no big deal that me and his dad and brother would love and support him no matter what. Well at that time he told me no. When I asked him today why he didn't say anything to me back then he just said that he wasn't really ready to deal with all that it meant to admit he was gay. I guess he needed time to "find" himself and truly realize who he was...and he did. And he is awesome and we love him so much. I asked him a bunch of questions and stuff and he came back with very calm and mature responses. He told me not to worry that he wasn't one of those "flamboyant" gay guys lol, that he wouldn't be acting any differently than normal except that now he can talk to us about his love life whenever he gets one lol. Man, he is just such a great kid! My only concern, and I shared this with him, is that I'm worried about how society will treat him now, and as he goes through life. I would love to protect him from all of the ugliness that comes with being gay but I know that I can't, just like any other parent who wants to protect their kids from the crap this world spews out sometimes. For me, this will be my biggest challenge, oh, and eventually telling my religious mother and sister. That should be fun!!! NOT! Anyway, has anybody experienced this with their son or daughter? I have an aunt and a niece who are gay and never had an issue with them but being a parent is different. Any advice is welcomed...thanks guys for listening.