Then she held me at arms‘ length and said “To think I could have been buying girls‘ clothes all that time!”. ??
I allowed as how she isn’t the only one regretting that. We both believe there are shopping trips together in our future. ??
I wear women’s underwear almost exclusively now, and pantyhose or tights nearly every day. I have ever-so-slightly shaped my eyebrows, and plan to keep them that way. I sleep in a half-slip and tank top. I go out en femme almost every other weekend. My ex shops for and with me.
I mention these things because they are things I once thought I’d *never* be able to do. I am grateful to my heavenly Parent for giving me the strength and patience that enabled me to wait for my ex to come around to acceptance, instead of pushing for things and making them fall apart. I recognize God’s working in our hearts that allows us to stay in the same house for the kids until such time as a split happens. I am truly thankful in my soul for the gifts He has seen fit to bestow on me, and I eagerly await his future grace in my life.
-Catherine Elaine (though still going by Dianna for now, so as not to throw too many people off. ) ??
I’ve been quiet, I know
So much has been going on this summer, including my ex-wife taking me shopping for dresses and shoes (for me!) and talking and joking with me about my crossdressing, me meeting so many wonderful new friends–both on-line and in person, and my ex and her girlfriend meeting my Sisters Family.
Yes, my marriage is ending, but we both agree this is for the best and we are both more than okay with it. We both need to explore ourselves and find out who we are as individuals–something we never seeking arrangement ekÅŸi were able to do when we were young.
In less than a week–if all goes as planned–she will be seeing me en femme for the first time ever. This will be both an ending to our marriage and a beginning of our lives, we hope. I WILL be posting here about that experience, as well as (if anyone asks for them) details about some of what’s been going on with me this summer.
One final note today: I have changed my middle name to “Catherine”. This is a name my mother thinks she might have chosen for me, had I been born a girl.
“Transgendered People Need Help”…It’s True!
A while ago, someone made the following comment on this blog. It is not a nice comment, so be warned: It may upset you to read it.
It didn’t upset me, however, and here’s why. I am fully cognizant of the fact that some people see what we (the transgender or crossdressers) are or do as unnatural. I expect some comments like these. I welcomed this one, because I saw it as a chance to refute some of the commenter’s claims. I emailed the person back, asking him (I assume it is a “he”, only because natal males seem to have more of a problem with trans folk than natal females by a large degree) to explain his several comments.
I leave his comment here intact, as he wrote it–spelling errors and all–so that I can not be accused of editing it to fit my desires. Such is propaganda, and that’s not my point here. My point in making this available is so that *I* can address his various opinions from my own perspective.