(-- "Hope... How Our Family Has Progressed"... CONTINUED
We were allowed to see that our love was purest when we released
Adam to be who he was meant to be. Through our son, we were awakened
to the fact that a change must take place in our hearts if we
were to be made whole. For wholeness would come from our acceptance
of Adam, not our judgment.
There is a common saying among gays and lesbians, "When you finally
come out of the closet, you usually pass your parents going in."
Patti and I understand that statement because we took far more
room in that closet than Adam ever did. We suffered alone far
longer than we should have. But that is in the past.
We will no longer be quiet and timid about our son's orientation.
We refuse to cower down before the negative voices that spread
misinformation and hate about gays and lesbians. We are here to
help spread the word that all people are worthy of love and acceptance.
Patti and I discovered that nothing is more fearful than having
a secret that must be kept at all costs. We also discovered that
nothing removed that fear more than turning our secret into a
personal statement of human dignity.
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