It’s not often that I receive a story from a member of our armed services. It is with gratitude for her service that I share Linda’s story. She has kept the woman inside her alive even through the most masculine of environments. It just goes to show that our true soul can blossom anywhere if we nurture it.
Linda’s Crossdressing Success Story
As I have read far too often, I started when I was small. I couldn’t understand why I had only white underwear, but my sister had all sorts of wonderful pastel panties. Girls had all sorts of soft things, but boys had monotone cotton clothes. And, yes, I tried on many of them in secret.
When I was 17 I joined the army, and had to set such thoughts aside.
I was still in the army when I met my wife. One day we were playing around and she had me wear a pair of her panties. All of those feelings came rushing back. We were married for about a year, and I had been wearing parities with her most of it when I decided that I had to tell her of my desires. Being the strong silent type, I knew that whatever I said had to be truthful. I got every book I could find on the subject and, pro or con on the subject I gave them to her. The first one she read was by Virginia Prince titled Understanding Cross dressing. After a couple of days we talked quite a while about it. A week later, we were in a thrift store and she asked me if I would like to get a dress. I was floored! She proceeded to the dresses and got 2 she liked. That evening after our girls went to bed, she put make-up on my face and for the first time I wore a dress in front of someone. She thought it was fun too. Over the next few months we got my own undergarments. The most fun was when she got us matching bras and pantie sets.
After the girls married and moved out my wife declared that one of their rooms was to be Linda’s room. I filled the closet with dresses and we even bought a vanity for me. I wore a dress almost every evening after I got home from work.
I have since retired and now when I get up I put on a dress. My wife thinks I am more relaxed and a nicer person if I am in a dress.
For our 35th anniversary, we decided to renew our vows. The event was held at the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) post. I bought a tux for it and got her a beautiful dress. Underneath, we were wearing matching bras, panties and garter belts with hose. There were probably 50 or so people at the ceremony. None knew but us that I stood there with a chest full of medals and a pink bra under them.
We live very near a Marine base, so going outside as Linda would be tantamount to suicide. So, I enjoy my dress and heels inside. Of course, having a fenced in back yard allows me to barbeque steaks in my dress. Often we will eat them outside too.
An update from Linda
I heard from Linda after posting her story, and she reminds us that one of the key points of her story is that she decided to tell her wife. Many of the girls say that they wish that they could, but remain secretive about their inner self.
She says, “I did not find it easy to broach this with my wife. I did because it opened another aspect of my inner person that I could share. I decided that if she loved me, then the Linda inside was also part of what she married and I SHARED all of me with her. Without doing so, I would be living with only half of who she knew.
If the others want to remain hidden, so be it. They are a self-made prisoner of their own making, and they are living a lie to themselves. ”
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