If you were here last year, welcome back darling! I want to hear all about your past year! If, however, this is your first year here, let me give you a warm welcome to the family!
I know the holiday season can be a hard time for a lot of reasons, everyone is happy, the festive atmosphere is all around you, everyone gets together and has a nice time. Even surrounded by festivities and happy people, it is so easy to feel alone or unhappy. Please know that I, and the other holiday mums here, acknowledge you and your struggles and will do our best to help where we can.
This Christmas, or whichever holiday you celebrate, imagine you’re coming to me, to my family. If you have a special person in your life, a significant other, an important friend, whoever you want to bring, they will be welcome too. I will be thrilled to meet you for the first time, or see you return! If it’s okay with you, I will give you a big happy hug when I see you and tell you how proud I am for how far you’ve come and how strong you are. I would like to take you and anyone you might bring to my mother’s house this year. I haven’t seen most of my family in over a year and I miss them a lot. They’re a festive bunch and they, too, will be happy to see you, so expect more hugs and kisses and fussing over you. You’ll have to update me and the rest of the family on how and where you have been, how you have come to this point in your life.
Hopefully, we’ll get to meet my uncle’s new boyfriend as well, I have heard nothing but good things about him and am very curious! If there’s someone in the family that will understand your struggles, it will be my uncle, he was married to a woman for a few years before he found the strength to come out as gay and live life like he wanted to. We’ve all had our share of struggles in life, so to a degree we will all understand what you have been and are going through. One thing we will all do is accept you for who you really are and who you want to be, where possible we will try to help you become that person. You haven’t quite figured out yet who you want to be? That’s fine, we’ve all been there and it is truly alright. It will come to you and I will be there when it does. Maybe not in person, but I’ll think of you all the same.
I’ll sit you down for a proper talk, to see if there’s anything you need or anything I can do. It is so good to see you, my beautiful child both inside and out. You’re my holiday child and I am so proud of you, you never give up and you always keep fighting, you’re brave day in and day out and I am so happy to have you in my life. You have a special place in my heart, now and forever. I will think of you every day during this holiday season and wish you all the best, happiness, love and whatever you wish for. You are not alone, there are so many others out there that feel the way you do and you have me and the other holiday mums for support and we care about you. We love you exactly the way you are and you are enough, don’t let anyone tell you different!
I love you and think of you,