Saturday, March 16, 2013
Perhaps the sweetest letter to a gay son that you will ever read.
I overheard your phone conversation with Mike last night about your plans to come out to me. The only thing I need you to plan is to bring home OJ and bread after class. We are out, like you now.
I’ve known you were gay since you were six, I’ve loved you since you were born.
- Dad P.S.
Your mom and I think you and Mike make a cute couple.
Such a great dad!
Of course for me this letter really hits home in a very personal way, because of course I dealt with the same thing that this father dealt with which was knowing well in advance that my child was gay, and then waiting for her to finally trust me enough ,and feel comfortable enough, to come out to me.
In my case I made the mistake of trying to force the issue. I wish I had had this father's wisdom to simply allow things to move forward at their own pace.
(H/T to Towleroad)