From being a straight girl living in “Amish Paradise” to a happy lesbian with a wonderful wife and daughter.
That is the beginning of my timeline to current. Growing up, I did not know that being gay was an option. As I branched out into college and learned that the feelings I was having for women was not abnormal or wrong, I slowly started to discover who I wanted to be. I knew I wanted a family but was too busy finding myself in the LGBTQ community to be too concerned. After I met my wife and our relationship strengthened, I wondered if we would ever be able to have a family. I did not have any examples of gay families and none of my friends were in serious relationships, so it was uncharted territory for me. We were lucky enough to have one couples friend that just got pregnant and that lit my flame of hope. We followed their path and advice and were blessed with our daughter in June of 2017. My wife and I have been together for 10 years, raising an amazing human, and that brings me an infinite amount of pride.
Story submitted by Nicole.