i am currently reconnecting with my sister and my niece in north carolina, via facebook in response to the passage of prop 8. Tags: gay
i remember the week that my niece and i came out to each other. it was right after my father passed away. i had spent years after my mother's death away from my family, and was still rebuilding relationships with everyone after returning home to go to school, when my father passed away. i went down to north carolina with my sister after my father's passing. i was there for a month.
it was during that month that my then teen aged niece and i went out a local fast food restaurant and had one of the cutest and most awkward conversations. she squirmed around a little and then told me that she liked girls, to which i replied i liked girls and boys. she clarified that she did not like boys and i laughed and said i understand.
i remember talking to my sister that week. she expressed her frustration that both of her daughters wouldn't be able to get married legally. my sister talked to me a lot about her daughter telling her she was gay, and i remember her saying, 'she's my nicki. she's my beautiful little girl and she will have a wedding regardless of whether it is legal or not. how could i not give both my daughters a wedding.' she went on to say, 'i want to celebrate when my daughter finds the woman she wants to spend her life with.'
i absolutely love my big sister and i absolutely love my nicki girl.
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