I’ve gained a son

This past Sunday, two families gathered to celebrate the love of my son and his partner.

They were married in a simple ceremony, surrounded by people who accept and love them unconditionally.

Not everyone in our community believes they should be married because they are two men.

For us, it is about loving and accepting these beautiful human beings.

I am a woman of faith, not religion. I believe we were all created by God, and He loves each and every one of us.

My God is a God of love, and His son told us, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (John 13:34-35)

He didn’t tell us to love one another “… if.” He was very clear in this commandment.

Judgement is not ours, but God’s.

I know there are those whom I have come to care about who will judge my son, his new husband, me and all those who support and love them.

You will recite Old Testament Bible verses. That is fine. I won’t judge you for your beliefs. They are yours to have.

In the meantime, I am going to continue to be proud of my son and his husband.

I am going to stand firm in my belief that God wants me to love them, pray for them and accept them for being as He made them.

I will celebrate life and continue to love unconditionally because God loves me unconditionally. If He deems me unworthy of His favor, I don’t believe it will be because I loved His creation.

We are all flawed and we all sin. It will be my sins, not my love, that will be my undoing.

So, now I celebrate the fact that my family’s grown, and a beautiful human being whom I think of as another son has chosen to be a part of it.


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