I do a lot of day-dreaming and mind-wandering as I shower. Sometimes I really have to concentrate on what I am doing so that I do not overlook the cleansing of any important body parts. This morning, I had an interesting internal discussion. And it's no wonder either; after so much research on genetic issues and screenings, and breathing a huge sigh of relief that so far everything looks good, my mind is clearly still focused on this issue.
I started thinking about how so many things can go wrong during pregnancy. I have come to know so many women who unfortunately have lost pregnancies at varying lengths of gestation. I have also read so many stories about babies who were born with various disorders. However, there are people in this world who parent perfectly normal, healthy children, and who dote on these 'perfect' children until the time comes when they find out that their child is gay, lesbian, or bisexual.
It just boggles the mind how anyone could look at any healthy child and not feel completely blessed to have had him or her, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation. I can't understand how some wouldn't feel most fortunate to have been able to produce such a perfect offspring, especially considering how much can go wrong during a pregnancy. I just don't get it.
If you happen to find out that your child is lesbian, gay, or bisexual, please count your lucky stars that your child is healthy and has the potential to lead a happy, fulfilling life. Be supportive of his or her lifestyle. I for one, would be so grateful if my child is born healthy, with ten little fingers and ten little toes, and an unlimited potential for growth. If this baby turns out to be a girl, my wish for her is that she lead a fulfilling life and find love with whomever she pleases. And if I have a son, my greatest hope for him is that he lead a fulfilling life and find love with whomever he pleases. And if he becomes a famous stylist or fashion designer, that would be great too. ;P