Time Allowed It


I read that yesterday was Back to the Future Day. In the movie, Marty McFly time travels to Wednesday, October 21, 2015. He is told that the Chicago Cubs are going to win the World Series. A fact that blows his mind. If the Chicago Cubs win the series against the New York Mets this week, they will go the World Series for the first time since 1945.

I realized when I read this, that what we think is impossible in the future, could actually happen, if given time.

My husband never could have predicted that one day he could transition into a woman. Unlike Marty McFly, he didn't have the luxury of time travel to take a peek of 40 years ahead to see what that would look like. It was impossible in his mind. Yet, time allowed it to happen. Time allowed medicine, psychology and society to make it possible for a man to transition into a woman. Time allowed my husband to be the person he really wanted to be. To be a woman.

I could have never predicted that my life would look like it does now. 31 years ago, I would not have even conceived that Rick, my sweetheart, my husband, would someday be Dana, that he would be a she. But it did happen. Time allowed our marriage to grow and take root. Time allowed our foundation to become rock solid for it to stand up to all this transition has faced.

Time has made it possible for our marriage to survive.

Here's hoping that time allows the Chicago Cubs to make it to the World Series.