I’m Mom Chris. Thank you for inviting me into your world today.
I remember when I found out my child was a lesbian. Honestly, I wasn’t surprised. I somehow “just knew” and was happy she finally took up the courage to say who she was. I felt such pride and admiration for that strength it took her to come out and live her authentic self.
She was away last holiday season, in Afghanistan. So I had her partner and several other LGBTQ friends over to relax in my home, a space of non-judgment. Guess what? It was the BEST Christmas I’ve had in years! It still brings tears to my eyes remembering it, because there was laughter, singing, food, and drink… and everyone was being true to themselves. I realize now what a blessing that was to experience and witness.
This year, I’d love for you to imagine me here in the kitchen baking all the holiday treats I remember growing up with – only this time, for YOU! I’m going to be so excited for your arrival and for you to feel the unconditional love and acceptance that awaits you.
I am imagining you here, of course enjoying decorating the cookies together ~ after all, it’s a family tradition! Our holiday will be filled with good food like spinach lasagna, fireside chats, and lots of naps and snuggles. I hope you consider this place, this holiday home, your virtual sanctuary.
Wherever you are at this moment, please know that you are so loved, no matter who you love. Please know that I am your Holiday Mom Chris and I am here for you in spirit this holiday season… and always.
Just so you know, I’ll be leaving a candle in the window to light your way to your true home, the home of your future happiness. Look for it in your dreams!