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A Child Named James, A Blog About My Transchild

Introduction

This is my first attempt at a blog.  My name is Beverly and am 47 years old with 2 amazing children.  At present, I have a 13 and 15 year old.  My 13 year old has told me that he is trans.  I live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

I am starting this blog to help other parents and maybe get suggestions.  This is a way that I can tell people what I am going through.  I was bugging my son to start a blog to help other children and then I thought since he isn’t – I would.

It’s odd, looking back on the adventure we are on, I have learnt it is only a name. The child remains the same. This is a hard thing to remember. It’s amazing what we associate with a name.

It’s amazing after James came out, he wasn’t so sick.  This goes to show you how stress can affect a person.  The peeling of the hand and feet went away.  Him sleeping 14 hours a day went away.  Him feeling like he has no energy went away.  He has always been a happy child but he is so much happier now.

Please forgive me if I make mistakes.  This is all new to me and I am still learning.

I would like to thank my family, friends, and colleagues for their ongoing support.  This means so much.

I look forward to the adventure…….and knowing my son.

 

 

 

 

 

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Lucky

I started this blog for me. I think this was going to be my therapy. I was worried about my son and the situations that might happen.

Lucky? Am I or my son lucky because no real issues have happened?

His high school is accepting. He has a boyfriend for just over a year now. He lost no friends. He has gained new friends. This is not the path that was expecting. I am so happy this is the path he is on.

This goes to show, one day at a time. You cannot worry about tomorrow just the here and now.

The next chapter in his life will be finding a job (which he is excited for). A trip in November that is organized with two other schools (extra curricular). None of his friends are going but he doesn’t care. He is a strong independent young man.

Both of my sons have taught me so much. I have a feeling this won’t stop.

Thank you for reading this. I apologize that I don’t post on a regular basis.

Thoughts or comments welcomed.

Good Doctor

Ok the title of this is a bit misleading.

I just watched an episode of the Good Doctor which had a story line on a trans child. I strongly encourage you watch it. The episode aired on February 5th and is called She.

While watching this show, I went through so many emotions. I cried, got angry, heart ached etc.

Let me know what you think after you watch it.