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Dear Holiday Child,
The holidays have a way of stirring up all kinds of really big feelings. Whether you have a warm, inviting family to spend quality time with or not, holiday challenges are a reality. As a mother myself, and PROUD sister of a member of the LGTBQ community, I extend my heart and soul to you as the snow starts to fall, and the moon blesses us with extended viewing.
I often hear that you feel alone, misunderstood, or unsupported. I am here to remind you that I stand beside you.
As I stand with you, I beam because knowing you is a joy. Your very presence in this world makes it a better place. Your sexuality and gender orientation is merely no more, or less important to me, than the color of your hair.
I honor your courage and bravery for standing in your truth. I celebrate who you are, exactly as you are. I not only cheer you on, but I am eager to see what you put out into the world. You embody courage and true beauty by allowing your truest self to shine through. That Dear One, is an enviable approach to life. Thank you for allowing me to witness and support you in your unfolding.
This holiday season, as I serve a delicious meal to my own family, I will set a plate for YOU. It will represent a warm, safe, nurturing space where you are not only allowed but encouraged to be who you are – where there is NO need to put on a face, or alter some aspect of yourself.
As I light the evergreen candles adorning my dining room, I will honor you. I will express my gratitude and support for you because you are never alone. As I eat the meal with my family, I will envision you there, experiencing joy, laughter, and ease. As I clean up from the meal, I will thank you and send you on your merry way because there is a BIG world out there for you to experience.
You need not actually know me to feel my love for you because I have more than enough love to go around. I hope that you can envision a warm envelope of support and love surrounding you now, and each day in the future.