Just a quick update: I came out to my three kids (18, 14 and 12) about an hour ago.
After having a mini-meltdown this afternoon where I felt totally unprepared to take the plunge, Dean helped me pull myself together. Even with his support, I was still incredibly nervous as I prepared to drop the bomb.
It went very well. Actually, it couldn't have gone better.
One of my goals was to make sure the kids understood how much I love Gabbie. I left no doubts about that in their minds, yet I still got their full support to find happiness with anyone I want.
I've dreaded this coming out moment for years. I'm so happy it's over. But I'm even more happy that it went as well as it did. There might be ripple effects later, who knows, but I feel very confident about the future.
I got a big surprise too. My oldest son came out as bisexual. Now I wonder if he's going to want to gossip with me about hot men. He already told me that I should "go out to some clubs and start meeting men." Really??? Wow...