04 September 2010

Rob's CODA


See Rob two years ago. Rob is miserable and conflicted, browbeaten into thinking God wants his whole life to be that way.
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See Rob suddenly come to his senses for a reason he may never figure out. Inspiration, frustration? Some angel touched him, he thinks, because suddenly he knows he can't stay the way he is any more.
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See Rob finally speak out, voice and hands trembling.
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See the world continue turning, the sun rising as usual, and life going on as normal, despite all Rob's prior expectations of calamitous world collapse.
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See Rob incredulous at how happy he suddenly is. See him feel like a huge weight is lifted from his shoulders.
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See the two years that ensue. See Rob start to blog and speak out with a stronger voice. See him start to write for national publications. See his kids be totally supportive and push him to find their other dad. See his network of friends grow miraculously to include so many that bless his life immeasurably. See Rob's faith correct itself. See Rob's heart finally at peace and confident in his path forward.
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See Rob wish he could give each one of his friends a huge rugby hug and tell them how much he loves them and how much they mean to him.
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Today is Rob's second Coming Out Day Anniversary, his "CODA". His own personal Thanksgiving Day. See Rob grateful beyond expression for all the gifts in his life and hoping to live happily ever after.
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Not The End. Because there isn't any end. It goes on forever.

8 comments:

Jack said...

Thanks for the lift! A happy story is just what I need right now!

austin said...

Awesome post, and much congrats on such a wonderful day! But the real thing I want to ask is where oh where did you get that snowboarding angel Moroni picture? Laughed out loud.

Kiley said...

Congrats!

Lisa said...

Congrats, my friend :D

So glad you found happiness--well, rather found the courage to finally be happy.

May the next two years bring you even more <3

Sean said...

Woo hoo!!

Beck said...

Happy CODA!

Romulus said...

Love this :)

Celitc Pride said...

I am on the outside, looking in.

As a friend who loves you, I'm so happy you're at peace with who you are. I can't imagine the depth of emotional struggle you endured prior to letting go of the old illusion of you. I'm inspired by your courage.

Tuba mirum spargens sonum!