Tuesday, August 2, 2011

They do things a little different in the south.........

Romans 12:2-Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

This morning, I told a co-worker about what was going on with M. She said, "Oh, I'll pray for you. Do you have mother/daughter time? That's really what you need to do, etc. Down in the south, they don't condone that sort of thing. It's different up here."
Um...First of all, I'm originally from MONTANA! And if there is ANY place that is similar to the south, it's there, ANNNNDDDD I'm a single mother. We ALWAYS had that kind of time. We would do nails, play games, watch tv, hike, walk, shop. Uh, yeah. Also, M has been raised in a God-fearing household. A household where, if she didn't feel this way, it would have never come up. This is not a rebellion. M went through rebellion at 14. 14 MOST DEFINITELY was rebellion.
I'm so tired and don't want to hear about getting it prayed away. I'VE ALREADY DONE THAT!!
I understand that the people that I tell don't always agree, and probably lay judgment in a quiet manner, but to tell me that I can fix this by doing "mother-daughter" stuff is tiring, because I already thought that through. When your kid tells you that she thinks she's a boy, TRUST ME! You DO try to find ways to change that...at least, I did. Now, it is what it is. M is who s/he is. And she's a he. You heard it here first. Don't rejoice, because who knows when I'll be able to do that again.
SO, you southerners out there, I would love to know what it's really like in the south, and if you're a Yankee, let me know if you grew up in a conservative area like me. How did your people take it? Was it better/worse than you thought?

1 comment:

  1. I for one grew up in west Texas. I saw first hand how anyone who didn't conform to a specific gender standard was ridiculed or called immoral. "Praying for them" was a common response but never a real answer to those who needed answers. I believe God is giving us the answers. I believe that I have to be the answer.