Monday, March 15, 2010

Boltz family maintains itself with love and spunk

Since Ray's public coming out, and because I sometimes don't know what to write, I've mentioned to my kids that they might write something for the blog. No one had yet taken me up on that offer, and we certainly don't all have the exact same opinions. I suppose that since Liz has an ongoing blog (over 5 years, but I forget how many exactly), she's got a jump on putting her thoughts online, and she agreed that I could post a link from her blog.

I don't want to give the impression that I'm always "okay," because it's lonely and I grieve the loss of my "happy family." That said, we are still the LOVING family that we always were, and I take comfort in that. Things could have been a lot worse, and we have faced a difficult situation in the best way we could.

Some people don't know what the heck they are talking about when they paint word pictures of the Boltz clan, and Liz takes aim at their misdirected thoughts on her dad.

Thank you, Liz, for all that you are, and for saying what you think.


Jarred said...

Carol, thank you for sharing that link. I read, loved, and commented on Liz's post.

And hey, no one's happy all the time. Those who claim to be happy all the time are just faking it. And it's my experience that doing so is far less healthy than just allowing yourself to be unhappy from time to time.

Anonymous said...

The experience with our family was the same and different. Dad was a minister; but, when his true sexual desire was brought to light, it was not made public (and still hasn't been 20+ years later). Only a few very close family friends share in the knowledge of why my parents really divorced.

Most of the outcry from former church folks was more about trying to figure out what happened with their preacher, not spewing hate concerning his "choice". We had to deal with continued praises about what a fine man and minister my father was while we silently crumbled in our devastation.

Either way, it is a lonely, agonizing, overwhelming path to walk. My heart breaks for you and your family. I pray that God will continue to pour out comfort and peace on you all.


Bridgeout said...

Bless you for sharing this...