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    And just like that, one of our very own becomes a clinician! Congrats Rachel on completing one of the hardest nursing programs like it’s nbd. Sry in advance for texting you late night with paranoid health concerns

    And just like that, one of our very own becomes a clinician! Congrats Rachel on completing one of the hardest nursing programs like it’s nbd. Sry in advance for texting you late night with paranoid health concerns

    19 3 1 hour ago
    These two women stood with me while I said goodbye to the two most important women in my life. Two of the hardest days of my life. It was my honor to stand with them today and say goodbye to one of the most important women in theirs. My glory has been having such friends, indeed. Through it all, we have remembered to laugh. All we need now are some gherkins. // May angels lead you in, Debi. You lived, you laughed, you loved and so will all of these amazing women you called yours. #chosenfamily #loss #myglorywasihadsuchfriends #livelaughlove

    These two women stood with me while I said goodbye to the two most important women in my life. Two of the hardest days of my life. It was my honor to stand with them today and say goodbye to one of the most important women in theirs. My glory has been having such friends, indeed. Through it all, we have remembered to laugh. All we need now are some gherkins. // May angels lead you in, Debi. You lived, you laughed, you loved and so will all of these amazing women you called yours. #chosenfamily #loss #myglorywasihadsuchfriends #livelaughlove

    12 0 7 hours ago
    Special shout out to these two guys for being amazing!  You guys always put a big smile on our faces when we see you. Your kind hearts and sense of humor is one of a kind. Keep being amazing fellas! #chosenfamily  #chosentraining #ohanameansfamily

    Special shout out to these two guys for being amazing! You guys always put a big smile on our faces when we see you. Your kind hearts and sense of humor is one of a kind. Keep being amazing fellas! #chosenfamily #chosentraining #ohanameansfamily

    27 0 7 hours ago
    We ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 #Pride

    We ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 #Pride

    42 3 7 hours ago
    The things you find when unpacking.

I’ve moved three times in the past three years. Randy and I moved to our home in August 2016. Little did we know our time together here would be so very brief. Randy died just over two months after we moved into our house-the house we had hoped for the entirety of our married life, 24+ years.

Last year I moved twice: the first, in April, to Seattle to start a new chapter with an unexpected chance at loving someone again. The relationship didn’t weather the tests of me helping my mom care for my dad as he was dying, and the new chapter ended just as unexpectedly as it began, with me moving right back to home four months later.

So, as I’m unpacking after the remodel was completed, I am finally getting to some of the things I truly haven’t seen in three years. This cherished letter from an iKid (Randy and I acquired many adult children on the internet through his RPG gaming) is one of those. The love of our tribe has sustained me throughout the past three years, and continues to do so as I make our house my home and studio. Friends and family are always welcome here, and I hope that there will continue to be love, life, and laughter as we carry on with Randy in our hearts.

Thank you Duane. I will cherish this letter for the rest of my days. 
@valthonis @deadorcs #rememberingRandy #newbeginningsinoldplace #chosenfamily #iKids

    The things you find when unpacking.

    I’ve moved three times in the past three years. Randy and I moved to our home in August 2016. Little did we know our time together here would be so very brief. Randy died just over two months after we moved into our house-the house we had hoped for the entirety of our married life, 24+ years.

    Last year I moved twice: the first, in April, to Seattle to start a new chapter with an unexpected chance at loving someone again. The relationship didn’t weather the tests of me helping my mom care for my dad as he was dying, and the new chapter ended just as unexpectedly as it began, with me moving right back to home four months later.

    So, as I’m unpacking after the remodel was completed, I am finally getting to some of the things I truly haven’t seen in three years. This cherished letter from an iKid (Randy and I acquired many adult children on the internet through his RPG gaming) is one of those. The love of our tribe has sustained me throughout the past three years, and continues to do so as I make our house my home and studio. Friends and family are always welcome here, and I hope that there will continue to be love, life, and laughter as we carry on with Randy in our hearts.

    Thank you Duane. I will cherish this letter for the rest of my days.
    @valthonis @deadorcs #rememberingRandy #newbeginningsinoldplace #chosenfamily #iKids

    12 0 7 hours ago
    Is anyone else extremely bad at posting photos on vacation so they post them all at once at the airport on the way home?? 🤦🏼‍♂️ Regardless, this is one of my favorites from our last day, but @seanrsmallwood unfortunately had to leave before it was taken. More photos to come, but let it be known that I love this group of people (+Sean) more than anything! 🏳️‍🌈🌊⚓️
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#ptown #provincetown #capecod #gaycation #pride #lgbt #chosenfamily #instagay

    Is anyone else extremely bad at posting photos on vacation so they post them all at once at the airport on the way home?? 🤦🏼‍♂️ Regardless, this is one of my favorites from our last day, but @seanrsmallwood unfortunately had to leave before it was taken. More photos to come, but let it be known that I love this group of people (+Sean) more than anything! 🏳️‍🌈🌊⚓️




    #ptown #provincetown #capecod #gaycation #pride #lgbt #chosenfamily #instagay

    48 0 7 hours ago
    I'm so grateful that these 2 beautiful people sat at my table many years ago. I was once just their server at restaurant and now they have become my family. Maxine and Nick have been there for me for many events in my life and I feel  blessed to have had them join us in celebrating Madeline's 2nd birthday this past weekend. #chosenfamily #grateful #blessed

    I'm so grateful that these 2 beautiful people sat at my table many years ago. I was once just their server at restaurant and now they have become my family. Maxine and Nick have been there for me for many events in my life and I feel blessed to have had them join us in celebrating Madeline's 2nd birthday this past weekend. #chosenfamily #grateful #blessed

    53 4 8 hours ago
    Impromptu AMAZING Sunday. Love you creatures! Thx for being in my life 🍾 🥂

    Impromptu AMAZING Sunday. Love you creatures! Thx for being in my life 🍾 🥂

    52 4 8 hours ago
    A less successful selfie with Elijah 😂💙

    A less successful selfie with Elijah 😂💙

    3 1 8 hours ago

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    When I came out to my mom her biggest fear was that someone would hurt me.  I told her my biggest fear was the possibility of not having children. Even though J is not my biological son, we share so many anxieties, passion for dancing, and a secret language of laughter.  He’s taught me patience and humility and not to be defined by our disabilities. And being a parent is hard, but I wouldn’t do it any differently. Plus I have the added bonus of doing this with the most patient and grounded papa I know, @mark_poulin. To all the dads and father figures and chosen families out there. Happy Father’s Day, I hope it’s sooooo good.

    When I came out to my mom her biggest fear was that someone would hurt me. I told her my biggest fear was the possibility of not having children. Even though J is not my biological son, we share so many anxieties, passion for dancing, and a secret language of laughter. He’s taught me patience and humility and not to be defined by our disabilities. And being a parent is hard, but I wouldn’t do it any differently. Plus I have the added bonus of doing this with the most patient and grounded papa I know, @mark_poulin . To all the dads and father figures and chosen families out there. Happy Father’s Day, I hope it’s sooooo good.

    835 52 23 hours ago
    Me and Root. 
Just a coupla dads. 
Bro’s forever. 
He was the one I told at King of the Hill when I found out I was pregnant with my first, Gideon. 
He would bring me two grilled cheese and tomato sandwiches in the morning. 
Cuz I was fucking starving. 
He’s been there for me and my girls their whole lives. 
Happy Father’s Day Uncle Root. And Uncle Stuart. And Uncle Geg. 
The good ones. 
Best Dads ever. (And thank you to all who sent wishes to me.) @betterthingsfx #betterthingsfx #chosenfamily

    Me and Root.
    Just a coupla dads.
    Bro’s forever.
    He was the one I told at King of the Hill when I found out I was pregnant with my first, Gideon.
    He would bring me two grilled cheese and tomato sandwiches in the morning.
    Cuz I was fucking starving.
    He’s been there for me and my girls their whole lives.
    Happy Father’s Day Uncle Root. And Uncle Stuart. And Uncle Geg.
    The good ones.
    Best Dads ever. (And thank you to all who sent wishes to me.) @betterthingsfx #betterthingsfx #chosenfamily

    9,883 147 16 June, 2019
    Thank you Columbus for another incredible Pride Weekend! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

    Thank you Columbus for another incredible Pride Weekend! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

    154 4 9 hours ago
    PRIDE (12 of 30) - P A T I E N C E -

In Latin, the word “patience” means to “suffer”. People are usually not born patient. But the most patient people are by far the ones who have experienced hardship and triumphed with elegance and grace.

Often, patience is required of you when you’re LGBT+

Waiting on friends and family to accept you where you are. Waiting on the same loved ones to learn what it means not just tolerate someone, but let you fully belong and feel wanted. Waiting to be free from those who just do not want to get it and slowly building a new home. Waiting for a better world.

If you are currently suffering, I hope you find small ways to endure your pain, on your way to becoming a much stronger and truly patient person.
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#pride #patience #lgbtq🌈 #lgbt #chosenfamily #loveislove #loveyourself #gaypride #30daysofpride #waiting

    PRIDE (12 of 30) - P A T I E N C E -

    In Latin, the word “patience” means to “suffer”. People are usually not born patient. But the most patient people are by far the ones who have experienced hardship and triumphed with elegance and grace.

    Often, patience is required of you when you’re LGBT+

    Waiting on friends and family to accept you where you are. Waiting on the same loved ones to learn what it means not just tolerate someone, but let you fully belong and feel wanted. Waiting to be free from those who just do not want to get it and slowly building a new home. Waiting for a better world.

    If you are currently suffering, I hope you find small ways to endure your pain, on your way to becoming a much stronger and truly patient person.
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    #pride #patience #lgbtq 🌈 #lgbt #chosenfamily #loveislove #loveyourself #gaypride #30daysofpride #waiting

    405 15 12 June, 2019
    #TheBoyWhoStealsHouses is a gorgeously told and powerful story about two broken boys finding their perfect home... definitely one heck of a ride! ✨Photo credit: @roseknows

    #TheBoyWhoStealsHouses is a gorgeously told and powerful story about two broken boys finding their perfect home... definitely one heck of a ride! ✨Photo credit: @roseknows

    1,469 8 5 June, 2019