The couple also discusses Magic living with a positive HIV status.
My son started out in this world momentarily shattering my heart before he even took his first breath, as they rushed me to a cesarean section before his heart rate dropped again, with the cord wrapped tightly around his neck.
If the Orlando shooting happened when I was still in the closet, I'd be scared to come out because I'd think I could be the victim of a gay hate crime.
Her most lasting gift to me at that age was the ability to see that even if I wasn't beautiful, or lovable, or serious enough for the expectations of the world of straight adults, I was unique and brimming over with the possibilities of a big life, and beautiful enough for her.
All that's required is opening your heart and your arms in acceptance.
A "boys will be boys" attitude offers little comfort to a kid suffering through school. My kid deserves better. All kids do.
After all, being a supportive mom isn't so B-A-N-A-N-A-S.