Yes, You are right as a mother to have stand up for your son, im 17, and i am straight and i know of friends who's family has left there son on their own or discredited them because of his sexuality, one family even as went so far as taking their last names off their son. You have an undying love for you son, and i see that you have accepted him with your whole heart, do what is right and support your son, show him your motherly love and dont astray from him, he is still 17 and has only begun to experience life. And you made the right choice of not putting your son out just for you family. If you are Christian, tell your family that if they are true Christians, WHY are they condemning your son, when Christians are supposed to accept other people, love them as we love ourselves, and do unto them as we would like to be treated ourselves. Tell them Christians do not act in this way, Jesus didnt come to condemn gays, he came to save us all and preach a word of Peace, love, compassion and acceptance.
Pray to God for guidance and follow you heart. And if that means taking a vacation and loosing contact with your family, then yes. You have accepted your son, and thats the gift he will cherish, that is the acceptance of him by you.
Pray to God for strength and for those who condemn you, but you are a mother who loves her son, and that is all you need, your family
My best friend is gay, his mother didnt accept this and he was living in the streets. He did drugs, and sold himself to earn a living, he was overcome with grief from being discredited until our Local Catholic priest put him into a foster care. I visited and we remained string friends. He later became string, and was offered a Job as a cleaner. He went back to school, completed yr 12 ( im from Australia and we have programs for youths who are on the streets run by the Catholic Priests and Nuns and other people) and is now doing a phd in Law, Medical Science and Theology.
· 10 years ago