Oh, darling, it’s so good to see you. What? No, I’m not sniffly; I’m just so happy to have you here! You know me — I feel all my feelings Big, including the love I have for you. Thank you for coming to visit us this year!
Are you happy, my Holiday Child? That’s all we want in life for you. There is nothing you could say to us that would make us not love you. And, like a lot of parents, there’s probably some things that we’ve guessed about that you think are a big deal and we think are none of our business until you decide to tell us in your own way and time. Go ahead and take your time; we’ll still be here, loving you, no matter what. Sometimes the worrying stuff can be too big of a weight on our hearts. If you’re wanting to talk and having trouble, let’s celebrate what’s good together and let that lift us!
I finally knit my Pride yarn up into a nice scarf for myself. I made it lacey enough that I’ll be able to wear it on the cooler days in June. (That’s when Pride month is, around here.) When we celebrate Pride, we also celebrate all our loved ones, including you, my dear Holiday Child. We celebrate how far we’ve come, we bolster ourselves for how far we have yet to go, we reaffirm that love is love, and we rejoice in how connected we all really are (even when it seems that we’re oh-so-different). This last Pride month, as Holiday Dad was pointing out a particularly unexpected-and-happy rainbow flag, Kiddo (who has grown about a foot, I’m serious!) asked, “Why does Dad do that? Why do you like rainbows so much, Mom?” I told him, “They’re beautiful. But more than that, did you know that rainbows — those beautiful things — come out after the worst, most frightening storms? That if you’re brave enough to go out, and look towards the light, you might see a rainbow? *That’s* why I love rainbows. Well, and all the cool science, of course.” I had to add that last; Kiddo knows what a science nerd I am!
I’m so proud of you, my brave, loving Holiday Child. Don’t ever give up, darling, even when the storm is the most frightening thing ever. Look toward the light with me. Maybe we’ll see a rainbow together!
Wishing you Love and Light,