I am so sorry. And I am so thankful.
First, please let me say that it is an honor and a privilege to be your parent. I could not have asked for a better child.
I am sorry if I ever did or said anything, or failed to do or say something to let you know how much I love and accept you.
I am also so very sorry for the hurt and rejection and condemnation you have felt from some of our family members, those you considered to be friends, and from the church. On behalf of my family and my church, I apologize from the deepest places of my heart.
I am thankful that through this journey you have deepened your relationship with God as you have come to know and experience His unconditional love and grace.
I am thankful that you have discovered that the truth of Jesus is very different from the truth of most of today’s evangelical church.
I am thankful that you have come to know the truth about God’s heart for you.
I am thankful for the love that many of your family, and your true friends – old and new – have shown you.
And I am thankful that you have found a church and fellow Christians who love you as Christ loved them.
Most of all, I am thankful for you. You are an amazing child. I would not change anything about you. There is nothing you can ever do to disappoint me.
I will always love you. I will always be your advocate and celebrate your life.
I will always be your biggest fan.