No question about this for me – I am absolutely thankful that I am, or perhaps thankful that I can acknowledge, that I am a crossdresser. It took many years, feeling the inclination to dress as a woman but fighting back the urge. After finally giving in, it apparently filled a gaping gulf in my psychology as I felt a sense of euphoric fulfillment as my female persona emerged almost immediately.
I think the good news of being such a late bloomer is that I have not been plagued with with guilt/ shame syndrome that seems to haunt so many of us. Nor do I regret all the time lost – in fact CDing helps me deal with past regrets, as I now look to the future, finally freed of negative social/sexual memories. The fact that my wife is accepting and understanding of all this adds greatly to my overall positive outlook, something I never had before.
One caveat: When around the Thanksgiving table and the question comes up “What are you thankful for this year?” I won’t be able to say this answer without shocking everyone – except my wife of course, who would no doubt be shocked if I were to so that! Perhaps next year.