It is very far out of my comfort zone to be publicly affectionate with the person I love on the internet. But this Valentine’s Day, Hallmark did its job well, and I was feeling gushy. So, I posted a lovey post about my girl and the response was really surprising.
This job of “coming out” is an endless one. It’s a daily conversation, not a one-time deal. I know social media isn’t the most personal connection, but it was kind of cool to see how many people from my recent and distant past gave a little internet “hooty hoo”. Of course, my mother was the first person to comment to say how much she loves Heather (I really have the best family in the world).
I definitely get internet-excited (that’s a thing, right?) about others’ happinesses and want them to feel my genuine support. To be on the receiving end of that was a cool moment. People really do love love.
How can you not?
(This is a terrible photo, but it’s our first together back in April 2013)