Blogging for GBLT Families 2009

4th annual


It’s the 4th annual blogging for GBLT families. I am onboard this year, I think it is insane at times we have to constantly defend our families because we are different.I am Kerry and 40. I am in my final stages of getting my certification in Special Edcuation.I have a wife Jo who is 36 and is also a teacher. We met almost 10 years ago at a Christmas Party neither of us wanted to attend! Out of that party a friendship started that evnetually blossomed into something I never expected.We have been through much to get where we are today and I am crazy about her. It was a long hard emotional journey and we have certinaly had our pitfalls along the way. I feel like we are a normal everday couple with kids.  We brought 5 kids with us into this family. We were married in July 2007 in MA. Right now we are still living in TX with the economy and us both working in the Education field we are here until things come around again.

I don’t blog often but now that summer has arrived there is more open time. We have older kids R is 19, L is 17, N is 15, K is 12 and C is 8. The older 3 are my bio kids and K and C are Jo’s kids. Our kids have been together long enough that if you tell them they are not siblings they will correct you! R is in college L will graduate later this week. Our family is in transition while we move from having all at home to some starting to leave the nest. This would probably explain all the pregnancy dreams I have had lately.

We travel like everyone else does. We have been to RI, MA,IA,KS,MO,FL,ME,NH and closer places here in TX. Disney and our getting married have been our 2 major vacations. We have driven and flown with all 5 of them and have suvived our own wild tales. They have memories of doing things. They don’t think of it as when we had 2 same sex parents we went to…..

We as in the GBLT COMMUNITY have made strides in legalizing marriages…..I want the same benefits as other married couples…I want to visit her and not worry if something happens we need a ton of paperwork….I want to be able to file as a couple because we are….we have children who are fine with who we are.

I am hoping in our lifetime that we will see basic equality….the rights as our married couples no more than what others already have

There are others like me….click here to read their stories


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