On April 27, 2016 is when my son came out. It was one of the hardest and confusing days of my life.
I was home from work because I wasn’t feel well, I opened my bedroom door and saw something taped to my door. I instantly thought, oh shoot I forgot to sign a permission form. I looked closely at the note and in his writing it said for mom and dad. I opened the note and I was stunned. I must have read the note at least a dozen times. The note was very well written.
The note said, “I could not tell you this in person because I was afraid of what you might say or do so I decided to do this in a note. I am trans gender which means I feel like a boy on the inside and out. I know this might be a lot to take in but I hope you can accept me like this and get used to it. I wanted it to keep it short so it’s easier to take in.
-from your loving son James”
After reading the note, I called my best friend to talk about it. Then I texted James . The text said, “I love you. I am proud of you. We will talk when you get home. Xoxo.”
He wrote back “You too. See you when I get home.”