But Jodi Picoult took this one step further - as an opportunity. Here's what she wrote:
'I'm thankful for my family, as it expands in very wonderful directions. This Labor Day, my son Kevin proposed to his boyfriend Kyle. On paddleboards. In the middle of a lake. With a handmade titanium earring shaped like the infinity symbol. Every time I look at Kyle's engagement earring, I silently hope that other LGBTQ people will have the same joy in their lives as he does at this moment."
- Jodi Picoult, Author
Being honest about our journeys, letting others know the truth of who we are as LGBTQ and Allied people is the most important element of changing our world for the better.
I hope Kevin is really proud of his mom, and Kyle of his soon-to-be-mother-in-law.
I know I'm proud of Jodi, and grateful for her answer.
I'm thankful Time magazine ran it.
And I'm thankful my husband shared it with me, so I could share it with all of you.
Namaste (the light in me recognizes and acknowledges the light in every one of you),