Sunday, August 19, 2007

Just Checking In

I just wanted to take a few minutes to check in, as I don't have anything major to share. Well...there are some major things in the works, but time will see how that goes. I have decided to attent the God and Gays seminar, which has been moved to October I believe. The news in this is that I have encouraged my mother to go with me. As a quick recap of my mother's comfort level with me being gay and gays in general...I think an analogy is in order. My mother is as comfortable talking to me about anything gay as Alan Chambers at the Miss Gay Missouri drag show! *Hopefully this provides everyone with some interesting mental pictures!
Anywho, I have decided that I can't deny who I am any longer, and once I am in a relationship, I cannot go a year and a half, as I did before, without telling my family about it. When you love someone, you want to shout it from the rooftops...not whisper it to him in the cereal isle at Shop 'N Save so as you don't make anyone feel 'akward.' I definitely want to have a family one that my parents openly accept and love as they do my brother, his wife and their son. I want to feel comfortable to bring my partner to Christmas dinner with the rest of the family. Whereas this is all stuff that will take place down the road and not in the immediate future...I have to start thinking about it now.
I am going to give my mom til October to decide to go to this conference with me and educate herself instead of giving into the religious rhetoric. If she doesn't, I am going to have to make some extremely tough decisions, which I believe I am prepared to do.
Well...for just checking in, that was a bit of a tangent!!! Have a great Sunday!


Peterson Toscano said...

wow, I am impressed with the thoughtfulness and intentionality with which you have made the decision to attend God and Gays Conference. Wonderful.

I hear that Christine Bakke will be there and I may actually make it myself.

Thanks for checking in. Good to "see" you.

Jacob said...

Thanks Peterson! I do hope to see you there. I loved the film that was produced for God and Gays: Bridging the Gap. It spoke volumes to me!