THIS IS THE SECOND POST , RELATING TO MY RELATIVES. IT IS ESPECIALLY EDUCATIONAL FOR THE TRANSGENDERED COMMUNITY, IN REFERENCE TO OUR ACCEPTANCE. IT SHOWS THAT THERE IS A MANNER TO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT US, WITH RESPECT AND DIGNITY. DON’T JUST THROW YOURSELF AT PEOPLE.
WHAT IS OCCURING HERE, IS ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING THINGS, IN MY LIFE. THE ONLY THING I AM SAD ABOUT, IS NOT COMMING OUT SOONER.
THESE RELATIVES ARE VERY CLOSE TO ME. AND THEY HAVE ALWAYS BEEN SPECIAL! THESE ARE THE REPONSES I AM GETTING:
Date: Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 10:32 PM
Just wanted to say Hi! and let you know that I was thinking about you. By the way, I like your pictures, you look great! I will keep reading your blog, when time allows.
I actually found out that you had a blog from my mother because Diane talked to Sharon and my Mom at the funeral for Uncle Ron. So, I was curious and goggled your blog and was impressed with it. When I find time I want to read more so that I can educate my self and understand what you went through and continue to go through. You did a great job with the website! I really enjoyed reading your story/journal and have learned a lot just from that.
I am sorry that your children are not accepting. From what I read, it seems like they want to keep it quiet from their friends and family. It must be hard for them. How is “M” with all of this? If I am getting too personal, please let me know. I will not be insulted, but just was curious because I am sure it was or is hard for her.
I am going to my Mother’s house with Dakota on Saturday and would love to get together with you, if that is ok or you fill up to it. We could meet at the Coventry Mall, shop and have lunch. And yes, you can dress like Jamie. Think about it. I would really like to see you, keep in touch and give you the support you deserve. I think we could have a really good time, but if you’re not up to it, I really understand. Just let me know by Friday night if you can.
Date: Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 11:06 PM
Subject: Hey, Hey, Hey!
I just sent you an email and went on to your website afterword. Guess I should have done things in reverse! Thanks for posting my emails. You are probably fighting a different battle when it comes to relatives not willing to accept you for who you are. This is a tough subject for the average person.
I work for a really strict company, but truly have fun going to work every day. My company will not tolerate negative comments about race, religion, sexual preference etc. We have quite a few gay people at work, which can be difficult at times. The minute an inappropriate comment is made it is dealt with. We just can’t do it. It has definitely taught all of us that everyone is different; we don’t have to like someone, but have to keep our thoughts to ourselves and/or accept the person. I really love my job and the policies put in place. They really protect each and every one of us. Just thought I would pass this on.
Anyhow, you are in one hell of a tough situation. Most people, especially older ones are set in their ways and just don’t get it or are not willing to try to understand something like this. You know that. Most people for the most part are not able to adapt to change very well. My company works with us to achieve acceptance, change, etc. I am proud of myself to have achieved understanding of people that are different from me (we have different culture events), accepting people for who they are, and not being judgmental. Trust me, I would not be working there if I thought or did anything against our policies. This is definitely a job that I truly enjoy going to each and every day.
By the way, would it be okay to call you sometime soon? It’s okay sending emails, but I would really like to talk to you. Promise me that you will consider lunch/shopping. I need a few things, but would settle for lunch. Boy, once I get started, I just don’t stop talking. I was called “Chatty Cathy” as a child. Stay in touch.
MY RESPONSE TO HER:
By the way, No question is too personal. It would be fun getting together with you You can e-mail, you can call , You can be my friend. You would be amazed at the things that are occurring. Hey I sent Carol and Diane my blog, and am asking that they respond with their comments and opinions. It’s important. I will also post it on my blog. Maybe I can teach you some make-up tips! Just kidding. I would love to go to lunch or shopping with you………..WHO PAYS? Ha ha My autograph is actually on sale for two weeks.
Everything depends on this storm that is hitting us tonight into tomorrow.
Please keep in touch..
If you want call me tonight………….. After 6:30 p.m. Or another night.
Chatty Cathy, hmmmmmmmmmmm. Interesting………………..
I ASK THAT PEOPLE PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT SHE SAID ABOUT HER COMPANY POLICIES! WE ARE MOVING FORWARD IN OUR FREEDOM AND ACCEPTANCE.
THE NEXT FEW MONTHS ARE SPECIAL TO ME. LISA BUFFINGTON AND I ARE TEAMING UP TO DO “PUBLIC SPEAKING” IN BUSINESSES, COLLEGES, AND SCHOOLS. IT WILL BE ABOUT DISCRIMINATION, SEXISM, TOLERENCE AND WISDOM !!
ALSO, I AM PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT VERY SOON MY BLOG WILL HAVE BEEN VISITED BY 4000 PEOPLE, FROM OVER 50 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES, AROUND THE WORLD! THANK YOU ALL !!!!!
AND LASTLY, TO ALL MY RELATIVES WHO DO VISIT THIS CRYSTAL CONNECTION, THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND ACCEPTANCE. REMEMBER THIS! I WAS BORN THIS WAY, THE PERSON, YOU HAVE KNOWN IS ONLY DRESSED DIFFERENTLY!