Ginger, I have been thinking about this for a while now. I was born in the mid 50’s and grew up a teen of the 70’s. Unfortunately we didn’t have the same support children and teens do these days. Mental support back then was unspeakable and undesirable. Thankfully todays young ones have and can receive the support they need. Back when I told my mother, when I was 5, I want to be a girl! I have alway felt that way, even today I still do. Mother told me to keep to myself. So to this day Lisa stays locked up inside. I explored on my own. I never was into guys and still am not.
My daughter, about 10 years ago now, came to me and said that she was dating, and later engaged to, a person she met while working at Disney! She went on to explain that he was transitioning FTM. Told her if she happy, that’s all that matters to me! Are family was fine with it. Of course you always an Aunt or a fews cousins that don’t. But she knows the love and support is here for her and her SO.
This something, that many of us that are older, we’re never able to experience. I’m sure some luck ones did though.
(I got up on a soap box again and started a novel. I cut it out and pasted it to my wall. You can view it there if you wish.)