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Saturday, November 6, 2010

A Mile in My Shoes... An Expression of the Heart.

♥♥♥ Cammie never hesitates to share her life and experience with others. The fire in her heart is an inspiration in my life. She's definitely got the spirit of an activist and has a passion for matters of equality. I'm proud of her courage, convictions, and passion for life. She teaches me so much, makes me laugh, and gives me an indescribable strength...

So much time has passed since we began our journey to understandig. We have come to learn and grown in unique and powerful ways. We have a testimony of what gender is, what it is not, and how it impacts life. We know that gender identity exists between the ears, and not between the legs. Everything that makes us divine, spirtual beings... those unique attributes that define who we are (character, personality, temperament, and so forth) orginate in our mind and spirit. Our physical bodies... fingers, toes, genitals, arms, legs, torso, hair and eye color, even the diseases or deformities that we may suffer - have absolutely no bearing on our identity... moreover, "WHO" we are. Above is a voice recording that Cammie made one day when she was feeling a need to express her thoughts and feelings about her life, and what it's like to be gender variant... to live with this circumstance. It touched my heart and I wanted to share it. Perhaps there people out there living with these challenges who need to know they are not alone. Maybe there are parents, friends, and family members struggling to understand... or it could be that those who visit us here are curious or intriqued, and would like to know more. There is no greater teacher than experience. Cammie gave me permission to share her private thoughts with you and the correlating pictures that captutre her life.

Cammie is eleven now. She's head strong... yet optimistic, and she continues to move forward on this unique journey with profound optimism and a humble pride (strong testimony of "self"). She has faith in the world around us. She looks for the good in others. One day, she believes people will see beyond social expectation. She believes that the imperfections in her body will become insignificant in comparison to "who" she is... the beauty of the spirit, the beauty of the mind, and spiritual conviction.

I hope that someone out there will learn something from her words. Children are innocent and pure... they almost always speak the truth. Much love to all... and may God bless each of us with each step of our spiritual journey...

Her enduring spirit is inspirational.

Matthew 11:28-30

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light...


Matthew 18

At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven...


  1. The two of you never cease to amaze me. You are both awesome! God has blessed you both, and blessed all of us with you. Seriously. Thank you both.

  2. Even these days it is hard to live amongst the wilfully ignorant and schools still criminally fail to curb or punish bullying but we know someone who has the strength and personality and support to succeed. What a gem.

    Caroline xxx

  3. I agree with Sam, you two are so wonderful. Almost like seeing my mother and myself, only thing different I never came out due to fear and she protected me regarding that.

    Cammie is a lucky girl to have a wonderful mother.


  4. As a parent with a 7 year old mtf child like yours it is good to see that there are more and more accepting parents. Cammie has a really beautiful smile and a she looks happy on every picture. You are a wonderful mom.

    My best wishes to you both
    Frank (Germany)

  5. I cried when I read your writings not from pain but from JOY!! I am proud of your site this is what Jesus is trying to teach us that all are valuble to him. He looks at the heart our very soul. Please look at my church's website transgender section, My story is there....

    Tori Phillips

  6. May God bless your family and particularly Cammie... your story makes me weep. I waited until I was 41 before I came out to my family about my gender condition and am now about 3/4 the way through my transition... It is a hard road at times but with a supportive family and positive atitude that God made you the beautiful person that you are I know you will have a beautiful and wonderful life. God bless... Ellie xo

  7. Dear Cammie,
    Thank you for your testimony and thank your mom for me too. I am transgender and in my 45 years, I have wished I could explain things that you found the words to explain. It is a blessing to see a transgender person growing up knowing love of all kinds--parents, family, friends, and God. So many of us are wounded and can't even quite imagine what it would be like to feel that love so deeply.

    So thank you for showing us. You are a gift.

  8. I can't get over how frickin' cute Cammie is.