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Dee Jetter
9/19 discussion
Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:34pm
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There have been many significant events in my life, some more personal than others and some not personal at all. I decided to pick this event due to how it affects my life as a whole and continues to affect me today and for the rest of my life. I chose to write about when my mom told me she was gay and how it impacted me in a way to where I became a different person and found a new love for helping people with special needs, and accepting every one with no judgment, but for who they are. The bible says that being homosexual is a sin and that those people are in the same line with others who have done horrible wrongs, therefore they cannot be sanctified and saved to be able to walk into the doors of heaven. My mom has done nothing but open my eyes to be kind, to be humble, to be caring, and to always love people no matter what race, class, and gender they are. She taught me to love and to listen and to cherish every single moment in life and love what God has given us. She taught me to be open minded and I will never see her as a label in my eyes, but only a kind, giving, and loving mother. Having a mother that is homosexual has been one of the hardest parts of my life, the hurt and the pain, we both went through, and the way people acted when I would tell them that my mom was gay and going to gay parades, where people would yell and protest. I went through it all with her. I admit it was the hardest thing to do, not knowing right from wrong. Also not knowing what to believe, but having to come to my own knowledge and conclusion that I shouldnít be embarrassed for who my mom was judged for and still is or whether it was a sin or not, regardless of my religion, but to be proud for who she is and that she struggled with so much, yet she was able to adopt my sister and I and accomplish so much. After all she is my mom, and that is all that matters. She taught me to push through, no matter how bad I wanted to give up on certain things and she helped me become interested with working with kids with special needs. I have been working with these kids for six years and going, and found a love for helping people in general as well. She helped me come to conclusion to what I want to be and this is why Iím here today at ECU.

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