Dreams Can Come True; But They Sometimes Need Help

Politics Blog Nosh Magazine{Originally posted on Mid-Century Modern Moms}

Once upon a time, there was a little boy with a dream.

He dreamed of love. A romantic love, in fact. Of love that transcended the ages.

He knew that his dream was not really all that realistic. It was a dream, after all.

But he continued to hope that one day he would meet the one person in the world who was absolutely perfect for him.

The one person who would understand his dark moments.

The one person who would understand his sense of humor.

The one person who would be the yin to his yang.

The one person who would love him back with the same intensity.

The one person who was meant just for him.

There were many dark years as the little boy grew up. Many years when he thought that one person didn’t really exist.

Many false starts. Many times when he thought … maybe? This time? Is this the one?

And many times when his heart was broken. Not just broken, but smashed to little pieces by a person who turned out to be much less than he thought.

Until now.

The little boy is a week from his 25th birthday. Almost a year ago, that elusive “person” he was seeking appeared.

And he knows love.

Romantic love.

Precious love.

Someone who understands his dark moments.

Someone who understands his sense of humor.

Someone who is the yin to his yang.

Someone who loves him back with the same intensity.

Someone who was meant just for him.

Last May, something happened that would open the way for the little boy and his true love to be able to get married.

Tomorrow, California voters will decide if that still can happen when he’s ready.

As the little boy’s mother, I want that for him.

I want for him and his boyfriend to know the joys and sorrows, the ups and downs, of marriage.

I want to dance at my son’s wedding.


Editors pick by Mr Lady at Whiskey In My Sippy Cup: Janet writes a fantastic personal blog at The Planet Of Janet, where she journals her life as a mother of grown boys and a teen girl.  Her posts rage from outright silly to touchingly sweet to downright heart-wrenching.  She’d lived an amazing life, and her blog is always a favorite read of mine.  She also contributes at Mid Century Modern Moms, which is a refreshing, captivating mom blog written through the eyes of seasons vets.  Read the original post and subscribe to Mid Century Modern Moms and to From the Planet of Jane, and fall in love.

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2 Comments to “Dreams Can Come True; But They Sometimes Need Help”

  1. lceel says:

    My three sons are not gay – but if they were – or if any one of them was – I would hope I could treat their choice (If it even IS a choice) with the same measure of Love, Kindness and Understanding that you have done.

  2. so sweet. and the door is not closed on marriage equality. two steps forward, one step back is still making progress, even if it is painfully slow. human rights issues always seem painfully slow. best wishes.