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Along Came Molly

The decision was made by unanimous family vote around the dinner table.  So united were we, that there was no need to invoke the parent’s-vote-counts-as-two clause, as was sometimes the case with these types of decisions.  Yes, we were all … Continue reading

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The Magic In A Name

“The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there…”  Or so the story goes.  And while this is probably true in most homes around the globe tonight, it was not the … Continue reading

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Pride and Prejudice and Preconceived Notions

With embarrassment I admit that I used to be prejudiced.  I had preconceived notions about people based on where they lived, their political party, religious denomination, and age group, that fit neatly into the boxes I had placed them within. … Continue reading

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Speaking From The Heart

I am not an advocate by nature.  At least not an outspoken one.  In the past I allowed my vote in elections to be my mouthpiece. I never wore my feelings on my sleeve, instead opting to send monetary donations … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween

As I turn off the yard light and shut the front door on another Halloween I find my mind drifting back, recalling how my feelings toward this day have changed throughout the years.  Ahhh, Halloween, typically a fun holiday for … Continue reading

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Never Say Never

How many times must I learn this lesson?  Never say never.  As a parent of a 15 year-old transgender child you would think by now I would know better than to make concrete assumptions about how anything will play out … Continue reading

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Make A Wish

One wish. That’s all we get when we blow out the candles on our birthday cake each year.  It’s kind of a funny tradition when you think about it.  We wait 364 days in anticipation of the one date we are allowed … Continue reading

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Dear Sam…

I apologize for the delay in posting…it has taken me longer than I thought to sort through the 102 letters, emails and cards we received in response to our letter, trying to decide which ones to share. Yes, you read … Continue reading

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Dear Friends and Family…

This week marks an important anniversary for our family.  It was just one year ago that we mailed ‘the letter,’ which we wrote to tell friends and family about Sam.  The letter was a long time in coming and much … Continue reading

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First Call For Help

Once we faced that heart-wrenching ah-ha moment when Sam was just 8 years-old       (XX vs. XY blog post, dated July 9) we quickly agreed that we needed professional help. Not knowing where to begin, I dove head … Continue reading

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