I am glad that I have my three younger sisters in my life. Growing up and being the oldest, and only son in the family, I knew I had to live with it and did. My sisters were aware there was something different about me growing up. I wasn’t the typical masculine rough and tough brother. They did watch as I put on an old pair of mom’s pantyhose at age 12 and had to witnessed the abuse my dad put me through.
They went through their own abuse from him as well. He didn’t accept them., claiming he didn’t father girls. When my mom kicked him out I was 12. All of us were relieved that he was gone and not coming back. We formed a tight bond after that, and they learned about me. One, I was also the big sister in their life, Liz Michelle. I’m still that big sister in their life today.
They saw how the struggles I went through in my life helped to teach me how to be strong. They said, “Don’t let the past hold me back and move on.” They are part of a great support system in my life. They are mothers, and they have taught their kids very well. I’m loved and accepted by all. They call me Aunt Liz when I am dressed. My sisters taught them to do this, and I am proud of them for doing so.
My sisters know what I like and don’t like. How I like shoes, Dooney & Bourke handbags, my love of skirts and dresses. Vintage dresses and civil war era dresses too. With me dressed as Liz, they see a much calmer and nicer version of me. They say I am like Lucy in the movie Despicable Me 2 and 3. I remember how it came about. We were watching them together with my mom. They said I am like Lucy to and it has stuck ever since.
Another is Marya in the TV show Hogan’s Heroes. I sound like her and I also liked what she wore. I don’t know where I would be if my family were not in my life. Liz is a great part-time big sister to them and also a great big brother. They’ve watched as I went through bad relationships without support. Now, they are glad I have a supportive wife in my life. They’re proud of me in becoming a great step dad to my wife’s daughter from a previous relationship. I have a strong bond with those in my life and am grateful for all of them.