Thursday, May 20, 2010

An Unexpected Text

I was at work today when I got a very unexpected text from my dad.

I talk with my parents on the phone almost every week. My family is by far the biggest support in my life. My dad hardly texts, so I am always happy to see one from him appear on my phone.

This one caught me a little off guard:
"I was thinking about you and had to tell you how much I admire you and all you do! I am amazed at your ability, your resourcefulness, your dedication. I didn't mean to go on like that, I just wanted to let you know how terrific I think you are! I love you."
Talk about the warm fuzzy!

I hope when I come out to him in July he will still think of and love me the same way. I don't want to disappoint the best role model I have had in my life.

But that is July. Right now, I am happy with the positive affirmation.

I love you too, Dad.


  1. An interesting text.

    I probably tend to read too much into things, but this sounds almost like what a sympathetic father might say after his son comes out.

    IOW, does he already suspect or know? Is this his way of encouraging you to come out? We'll have some idea in July.

    But meanwhile bask in the warmth of the text as it is.

  2. Cool...
    My father never send me a text like that before, since we are not that close.

    Anyway, is there anyreason why ur father sent that particular text?

    Joned Rahadian

  3. So happy for you. I doubt it will change when you tell him. My folk's support grew. I hope the same for you.

  4. My dad is the nicest, humblest man I know. So, sending this text fits right into his character. I would be flabbergasted if they had any inkling or suspected anything.