|How do you steer this thing?|
When anyone makes a decision in his life, it becomes like jumping of a plane with a parachute. The wind and currents, despite the best efforts of the one gliding will take one in directions never imagined once that first commitment was made.
Since I mad my commitment to not pursue that as a style of living or way of attraction, or even a culture, my life has taken twists and turns - many frightening, many lovely. I am not where I saw myself to be in ten years, but neither am I in a wrong or bad place. I am better off for the choices I made. I hope my family feels the same.
This year my thanksgiving thoughts are not thinly veiled wishes or further needs discussed in prayer. When I say thank you for what I have, I mean it. I don't really need much more to make me happy. Little more money, little more time perhaps, little more kindness shown and doled out from me certainly. But I am happy.
Never thought I would ever say that when I was younger and in the throws of SGA. Maybe the idea of given ourselves to Him was the thing to do and to continue. It seems like he is willing to keep his promises when we do.
Being gay has given me a lot that I would never have developed had I bean born straight. I believe that I am what I am today because of the challenges God gave me - all of them. I believe that we grow from facing challenges head on, when we own them, when we embrace them. I am thankful.
Happy Thanksgiving to you.