On being a Librarian and a Christian parent to an LGBTQ kid with a uterus in 2022

In Sunday Reflections, I usually share very personal posts. I haven’t written one in a while because I had a story to tell but in doing so, it would involve sharing some information about someone else, my child. And that was not my information to share. But today, we have decided to share. She has read and approved this post and it’s important that you know that.

Also, TRIGGER WARNINGS BECAUSE THIS POST TALKS ABOUT SUICIDE

Dear Friend,

When Riley was in the 7th grade. Or maybe it was the 8th grade. But when Riley was in middle school, we drove home one evening and we were sitting in the car and she told me, fear and trembling in her voice, “I don’t think I’m straight.”