Saturday, January 16, 2010

What AM I?

"Mommy, am I a boy-girl?"

That was how my morning began when Trinity came to me with this question. I was taken aback, but knew that these questions would come up as she got older and started recognizing that she was indeed very much different than other little girls.

I was able to explain that there are many little girls like her out there in the world and that one day, when she was much older, she would be able to free herself of that label. I told her that she is in fact a girl and always have been. She smiled at me then, hugged me and said, "Thanks mommy, you always make it right."

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Is there ever really an end?

Being the parent of a transgender child is something that will always stay with you and I can not end this without the thought that my story could possibly help someone with questions. My daughter is my inspiration for strength. She is a true heroine in her small 6 year old body.

She had a grand Christmas, getting the dollhouse and vanity table she wanted. Which means makeup on her little brother as he has no say. It's not nearly has hard when I find an extra picture of her before her transition, and throwing it away doesn't bother me much either.

When my family shops for her, they no longer have a hard time with it as well which has made life much easier. It's good to have a strong support system when going through life with this disorder, though I still do not believe it to be one. One day she will not be in the DSM and will just be a person who is a bit different. But aren't we all?

Her brother loves her, we love her, and anyone that meets her, loves her! So welcome back to my blog. I do hope you enjoy reading my journey.