Tuesday, December 15, 2009
I say "may" because due to some scheduling conflicts, Aaron and I may be hosting our family's Christmas dinner! If so, then my family would be coming to our home to visit! To me, this is a miracle. A true miracle. After years of keeping them at a distance and being closeted, I have opened up to my family and they have reciprocated ten-fold. I am proud to be a Guymon.
I'm proud of Aaron too. I know that he's wary of this. He is very concerned that he will make my family uncomfortable. More than anything, he doesn't want that. I remind him that whenever they give the invitation, we need to have the courage to take it. Aaron has been there for me. Nearly four years of having to deal with me skirting around my family, "straightening up" (pun intended) the house when my parents visited and basically having a limit on how we could progress as a family has ended.
I am blessed.
I am so glad I listened to the Holy Ghost when I was prompted to prepare to come out to my family. I've said it before, but I'll repeat it. The Holy Ghost is a spirit of truth and honesty. He is present when we speak and share the truth. When you get the feeling you should come out to someone, that is the Holy Ghost prompting you to do so. He wants you to eliminate the dishonesty in your life. I have a testimony that coming out the closet to your family will bless you. I don't believe that just because it's been good to me. Heavenly Father doesn't want you to go through life alone. Our families, our spouses and our friends are supposed to be our support. Give them that opportunity. God will bless you.
This is shaping up to be my best Christmas.