Wednesday, August 12, 2009

A year later and then some....

So it has been a full year since Trinity's social transition and I have to say that I have never realized just how unhappy she was before this. But it was not easy for us as a family to get here, even though she was perfectly fine. As parents to a Transgender child, keeping them protected from the outside that could hurt them. This means standing deep in the fire of ridicule and negativity.

However, we got through it with confidence and education. And one would think that after a year, there would be no problems that could come up that we haven't faced. Well wrong. There will always be something.

But when you are the parent of a child like Trinity, you have to be ready for it. You will have those that accept it but still feel as though you have placed your child in a situation that will bring them harm or worse, death. Then you have those that assume you are abusing your child and "made the child this way". We hear these things all the time and I know we'll hear them even when she's an adult and making her own decisions.

Yet, we welcome them because we know how happy our child has become. It is the type of happiness that when she smiles at you, all you can do is smile back and have a good day. There is no more pain in her eyes, only peace. Something I think any parent would want for their child.

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