Duke, mom and I were getting lunch the other day. Duke looks over at me then says, “mom, I’ve been wanting to tell you this for quite a while now but I’m afraid at what you’ll say….”. He paused then said, “I’m gay.” We sat there silent for a while, letting it sink in, and I had to turn my head away so she wouldn’t see my face wincing. She just sat there for a minute, giggled a little bit, looked at our blank faces and says “Katie, did you know this?” I told her I’ve known for a while, then she says, “Duke, I don’t know if I can believe you or not, but know I’ll love you no matter what”. We had her convinced for a few hours that he really was gay, and every now and again I see her looking at him like she’s trying to figure him out.
OH KIMBERLY!In her 50 wise years she has had too many embarrassing, weird things happen to her and it wouldn’t be fair to keep them in the family. She is special, she is funny. She’s got 8 kids, and as she says “each one took a part of her brain with them at birth”. So what if her house is a mess? So what if she drives like a crazy at night? So what if she talks herself into weird situations she can’t get out of? She’s my mom and I love her.