In the picture above, I am starting to shed tears of gratefulness on stage at the TEDxUniversityOfNevada event on Saturday, January 23rd, 2016. It was at the end of my talk/story, with advice for both the straight spouse and the LGBTQ spouse. I shared how thankful I am for Devon coming out to me, as it set me on a path to knowing and loving myself, apart from anyone or anything else, including loving my imperfect life. I pointed to him in the crowd, and teared up.
After the audience stood and clapped, I walked off the stage and bawled like a baby. It was surreal.
I am so thankful for coming to this place in my journey. I am here to witness that you, too, can get to this place. No matter what, you are loved, loveable, and not alone.
As soon as the video is edited and posted on TEDx’s YouTube channel in about three weeks, I will post and share it here.
Thanks for the love people. My life is blessed and I am thankful to be able to be transparent.
Live Life, Love Life, Impact Others,
Emily Fay Reese