08/03/2012 10:09 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

In Our Corner: A Note to My Mother: Thank You for Being You

This blog is part of our "In Our Corner" series, where members of the Gay Voices family share their stories of love and support in the face of hard times.

Robyn's story was one of the first submissions we received in our inbox (, when we first put out the call for these stories. Though she'd already posted her story as a blog a while back, we were so touched by this story that we've decided to feature it again. Here's an excerpt:

My coming out was so anti-climatic, when I think about it. I don't know what I expected. It was huge to me, but it wasn't to you. It didn't matter. Your look, your tone, your manner -- nothing changed. Nothing was different. I was still me, and it was primarily you who reinforced that in my mind and helped me realise it, without even saying it. You really are rock solid in that respect.

You tell me these days that you knew long before I did. I don't remember now whether I realised that back then. Either way, I thank you for giving me the time to come to terms with it, to get used to it myself before our thoughts met with words. I needed that time. You seemed to know that. You seem to always know best.

You can read her whole blog here.

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