Who am I
I am middle class, nearing middle age and about as normal as you could get. I have two amazing children, Luke and Jeremy (formerly Kati)
Three and a half years ago I left my husband and having been managing the parenting journey for my youngest basically on my own since then. About two and a half years ago my beautiful baby started to make declarations regarding her sexuality, bi-sexual, gay and then about nine months ago, Kati asked for support to live the next three years as a boy.
I will be honest, I have struggled. The person that you have known for fifteen years as a girl now wants to be known as a boy. It wasn’t easy, it isn’t easy, but we love each other. I love Jeremy. I still love Kati.
Many people question what is happening. I thought I would start writing about our journey for selfish reasons, I find it positive to manage my thoughts by writing them down. I also wanted to share my experiences because I have found that gender is more than boy and girl and help others to understand that too.
November 23, 2014 at 2:45 pm
What an amazing lovely caring mother you are Jo. I have seen your childrens love for you and their trust in you is an honour you should be very proud of. Especially 4 hugs a day.!!!
February 26, 2015 at 11:51 am
Your “About”speaks of an incredible lady one who loves unconditionally. There simply aren’t enough ladies or gentlemen like you in world. My heart truly goes out to you as you struggle with your grief. i think the hardest part of the transsexual experience on both sides is the grief that is part of it. Your love however makes it easier for your son to accept and embrace the person he is. Thank God for you. In the not so distant past mothers like you were very rare indeed.
October 26, 2015 at 10:30 am
Keep going wonderful Jo. You spread light in the world xxx