Originally posted at Western States Center
By Elvira Diaz
Growing up Catholic in Mexico, I learned early on that motherhood is the most important job. Motherhood requires planning, hard work and especially compassion. My kids are the most important thing I will ever have, and I feel extremely lucky to have two wonderful children.
I am proud that my oldest daughter, now in her twenties, has grown into a bright, independent adult, recently earning a master’s degree in economics. I am equally proud of my youngest, Christian, a wonderful, happy seven year old.
When Christian was around four years old, he told me that he was really a boy, despite being born with girl “parts.” At the time, I was very confused. I knew nothing about this phenomenon and was not familiar with the term “transgender.” What I knew was that I had a beautiful little daughter who now insisted that she was a boy – a wonderful, loving child who wanted me to pray with her at night that God would give her male organs.
This blog post is part of the Strong Families Mama’s Day Our Way celebration. You can read more posts in the series on the Strong Families blog. Strong Families is a national initiative led by Forward Together. Our goal is to change the way people think, act and talk about families.
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