A few months ago I wrote of a transformation going on in my family.
I told Jared's story, of how since puberty, "he" had felt like a "she". Well, today in the eyes of the law, she is a "she".
Jessica went to court today with her attorney to petition the judge to change her gender markings and her name. The judge approved it based on evidence from Jessica's gynecologist & therapist.
So, as of today, January 8th, it is official: I am the mother of a beautiful daughter named Jessica Kimberly Ann.
I am so proud of her for being brave enough to become her authentic self and to do it with the grace, poise, and kindness that she has always possessed.
I love this child with all my heart; I always have and always will. Her heart is the same heart; her spirit the same spirit; her personality the same personality. While there are a great many changed, there is the foundation that has always been there, and I am very grateful for the patience and respect she has had for me and others as we grow alongside of her.