OK yes ... it is actually my birthday as far as the calendar is concerned, but it kind of dawned on me ... Since I do not keep track of exact dates when I've done things, I cannot accurately say, "I've been transitioning to female since ... ... Whenever."
However - Since I opened up to my wife and told her in excess of 98% of the entire story about me I consider today my official Transition Birthday :-)
The reality is my wife me the best gift possible ... the gift of being myself. And equally importantly, the gift of love, companionship, support and understanding while discovering myself. I have felt a different level of happiness today that I have not felt since I first got married ... That happiness was tempered by the fear that my new wife, my soul-mate would discover my secret ... would find out I am female and would reject me .
I feel like I've been set free and the world is suddenly a more beautiful place.
The past few days have been a series of wonderful happenings. One thing that seemed small at the time has turned out to give me a confidence boost that I didn't expect. I showed my therapist my driver's license with a picture that was taken back in 2005 ... Short hair, mustache, phony smirk to try and hide the pain in my eyes.
"Wow," she said. "There is quite a difference. You are transitioning well."
Happy birthday to me. I am giving myself the gift of living and loving in a way that I could only dream of before. I am very lucky to be me.