It’s June. And now, as a mother, June has a new meaning for me. PRIDE month. I keep my Minions’ lives very private. I’m a Mama Bear you do not want to mess with. I protect my babies with a zealous, paranoid fierceness some people think is a little nuts. So I debated about if I should say anything at all. Put my daughter’s private life out there for the world to see.
Then I realized something. Nothing is more important than my daughter knowing that I’m proud of her. She always knew both her father and I would love, accept and celebrate her no matter who she was as a person. That doesn’t mean it’s been easy in other aspects of her life. Especially lately.
So this is me, telling the world, my oldest daughter is gay and I am so proud of her. She’s a strong, amazing human being that has a huge heart that’s one of the purest I’ve ever seen. I’m lucky to be her mother. I’ll love her to the day I die and I’ll protect her from anyone and everyone who might want to hurt her because of who she is and how she loves. This is now what June, and PRIDE month, mean to me.
Be true to yourself my friends. Be brave.
LOVE IS LOVE.
<3 Always, Jessie Lane