(-- "Our Son's Story"... CONTINUED --)
"What is it about the late night hours that allows the soul to
speak openly and maybe even say things that do not normally come
out so easily? Friday night was a really good night all together.
Jeff and I went to the bookstore and stocked up for a while. I
found a book called Straight Parents/Gay Children. It fell off
the shelf for me. Literally! It is a wonderful book. We came back
and started reading it to each other. In it we found words that
spoke our hearts. When you have a situation like having a gay
child, there are very few ways to express how you feel, so when
you read a book that says how you feel and how you have felt,
you just can't get enough. Sometimes we had to just stop reading
Jeff: During our life, we have been blessed with knowing
many wonderful, spiritual people. One such person was "Ma" Barton.
She was an elderly woman, a minister's wife that taught our Sunday
school class. She loved children and made it her ministry to teach
young adults on the importance of family and being good parents.
She taught us that once your children reach the teenage years
and beyond, they tend to conceal many of their true feelings about
how they are dealing with life. She went on to say that if we
would talk to them late in the evening, when they came home from
an evening out, something magical would seem to happen to them.
If you were there and available for them, the impenetrable wall
to their feelings would fall. They would tell you more about themselves
than at any other time of the day.
Ma Barton was right. We have found more family togetherness in
the wee hours of the night than we can tell.
<< GO BACK | CONTINUE