Coming Out with the Girlfriend
My girlfriend came to visit me at college this week, which was a huge blessing given that she lives thousands of miles away and across the US-Canadian border.
We spent the week drinking coffee, visiting friends, and kissing in the corners of my dorm room.
Thursday, her last day here, was National Coming Out Day.
To celebrate, and because it suddenly felt right, I came out of the closet to my school, and we made our relationship public on Facebook.
Then we volunteered at our school’s Coming Out Day fair, wearing matching t-shirts and hanging up rainbow flags.
I said goodbye to her this morning. The cab that drove her away tore out a piece of my heart.
But I feel calmer, more centered, and closer to her than I was several weeks ago. The moment when I held her smooth hand in my own and brought it to my lips, I knew I was in love. I plan to marry her.