It's also a big deal for me personally. There were a lot of years where I struggled to get my kids raised under difficult circumstances. (I'll blog about this sometime.) During that period, I regret to say that some LDS acquaintances and members of my extended family were judgmental about my divorce and "lifestyle choices." Dire outcomes for my children were predicted.
Let's just say that their unkind predictions were slightly off the mark. If you judge by measures like educational outcomes, leadership or social adjustment, my kids are just incredible. IMHO. I'll line my kids up against any of the naysayers'.
The fact that I have been able to help my kids get as far as they have educationally and personally is something this divorced gay dad is very proud of.
Until I wrote this post I didn't realize how worked up I was about this topic. Ha ha. Now back to our regular programming.
(To celebrate his grad school admission, my son and I are going on a father/son trip to Europe next month. I'm going to show him some of the places where I was a missionary, way back when he was just a wannabe zygote. Life can be sweet.)