Happy Holidays: Proud Mama

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Hello and Happy Holidays!

I am so honoured and thrilled to be here. As a Mom, the love and caring I have in my heart is limitless and I hope you will invite me into your heart and allow me to be your Holiday Mom. Although this is a festive time of year, it is a hard time for many people for a multitude of reasons. Whether you are separated from family because of distance or because they have a hard time accepting your sexual orientation or gender identity, or because you still haven’t come out, please know I accept you for who you are fully and completely.

When my son first told me he was gay, I think he was expecting me to react in shock or have a hard time understanding or wish things were different. However, I simply responded by telling him that I loved him and his sexual orientation made no difference to me whatsoever. I told him the only thing that matters to me is that whoever he chooses to love treats him with love, kindness, and respect, and that he reciprocates the same back to them. I explained to him that as my child, I love him unconditionally. 

So, as my family gathers together to celebrate Hanukah this year, and we light the chanukiah and say the blessings, I will be thinking of you. I will send loving thoughts and good wishes out to you regardless of what holiday you celebrate, the color of your skin, how you dress, how you wear your hair or who you choose to love. Please know that I believe that you are perfectly and divinely okay as you are. There is nothing to change and nothing to fix.

When you do feel down and alone please think of all the warmth and love I am sending your way and let it support you as you move through the tough times. I hope you invite me into your heart and feel the love and acceptance envelop you as you listen to my message. I hope this holiday season fills you with faith, love, and joy.

Sending you much love and wishes of health and happiness!


Proud Mama


  1. kobi says:

    I’m 27, I’m from Israel and I come from a religious family. I came out when I was 15 and because of the religiousness of my parents they couldn’t accept me. Your love and acceptance show me that there is a way and there is hope, so thank you!
    Last night, I was at work, and the Hanuka Menorah that someone brought to the office for the holiday was standing next to me. I wasn’t going to use it, but after I read your post I lighted the candles and felt warm..thanks to you..

    • Proud Mama says:

      Hi Kobi,
      I am so glad to hear from you! I am thrilled to hear that you found warmth and comfort in lighting the Hanukkah candles! It takes a lot of courage and strength to come out and be yourself and I am so happy that my message filled you with hope. Wishing you health, love and happiness.
      Proud Mama

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