Today is the Thanksgiving holiday in the states. ( I know there are a few of you reading this in other countries which is why I pointed it out 🙂 ) This also happens to be my first Thanksgiving as a woman. Maybe not in appearance but inside where it matters most.
I have much to be thankful for this year. I have been able to accept who I am as trans and have been able to express myself in significant ways. I am thankful for my coworkers who have been very kind and supportive of my transition. This year I have made tons of friends in the trans community and I am deeply thankful for their insight, support, and just plain kind words when I really needed them.
I am thankful for having Becky as my big sister. Without her I don’t know how I would have made it this far. She is the genie who lives in my phone and always seems to magically be there when I need her most. I am also thankful that I was there for when she needed me.
But mostly I am thankful for my wife and family. Even though my kids are not fully aware of my transness they show me everyday that I have been a good dad. I know they have seen the changes I am going through, and not knowing why, they still love me unconditionally.
And lastly I am so incredibly thankful for my wife. She could have given up and left a number of times this year. She didn’t. She stayed and we talked, yelled, argued, and cried over this. And she is still here. We still love each other even through the times it seems that it’s over between us. My wife is my best friend. My soulmate who has given me so much love over the years. She might not fully accept my transexuality, but she still likes ‘me’ for being the me she fell I’m love with.
For all this I am truly thankful.