Monday, June 12, 2006

The "Big Talk"


I talked with my parents this weekend. I told then that first off, I would be leaving the ELCA and then I told them that I would be leaving because I was gay. My mom's response was choice. Instead of crying, yelling, getting upset, she said, "Will you have to move?"

I wasn't sure she understood me so I kind of went a little deeper into the "being gay" part of the announcement.

Mom again surprised me by saying, "I am not going to condemn you. If you are happy, that is all that matters. No matter what, I am still proud of you."

I was totally disoriented. I was expecting just about anything except this. But what I got was total acceptance.

I also talked to my father. His response? "Will you have a job when you to the Episcopals?"

I love my parents.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It sounds as though you expected condemnation and received instead hospitality. And questions borne, it seems, from good Midwestern pragmatic sensibilities. Beautiful pictures of your vacation, btw. God's graceful love be with you always.