Tina Fakhrid-Deen writes at The Root of the struggles both she and her lesbian mother have faced and how they have helped each other through them. She offers this wonderful advice:

Our job as mothers is to provide shoulders for our children to stand on and pray that they grow wings to outsoar us. The best gift is to watch them fly and hope they look back long enough to appreciate who and where they came from.

Fakhrid-Deen (as I mentioned yesterday) is also the author of Let’s Get This Straight: The Ultimate Handbook for Youth with LGBTQ Parents, for teens with LGBTQ parents. (My review and author interview here.)

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