Oct 08, 2010 5:11 PM GMT
I know this sounds weird but I just left my sister’s funeral feeling better than ever and totally motivated to working out. First of all let me just say, my sister was 75 and a bitch. We had no relationship. I went because it was the right thing to do. While I was there I watched my brothers and sisters coming in and then my nephews and nieces that are the same age as me or a little older. I was shocked because they looked like hell. My nephews were fat and old looking. My sisters and brothers had really aged. Everyone kept telling me how good I looked. At that point I was already feeling pretty good and couldn't wait until this afternoon to workout. I left a little early. As I was leaving my brother told me he wanted to walk me out. Over 20 years ago this brother wrote me out of the family because I am gay. We had a couple major fights. The family all except 2 sisters and my mom turned their back on me for over 20 years. My brother would not let his kids come near me if I was at my mom's and he came over at the same time. He walked me outside today and tells me almost in tears that he is sorry and that he knows he can't make it up to me. He said I treated you worse than I have ever treated anyone. He then looked at me and apologized again. He said one good thing has come out of all this. He said my daughter is a Lesbian. I had to laugh a little. I said and how are you dealing with that. He said I have learned from you and the way I treated you that it is ok. I love her and her partner and it doesn’t matter. I only wish I would have learned this earlier in my life. Just them his daughter pulled up with her girlfriend. It is funny because her girlfriend is a typical dyke. Hair like a boy, dresses like a boy. It really made me laugh inside. I am happy that my experience made it easy for her to be accepted by her father. Something good did come out of all of the years of hatred. As far as my nephews and brothers, is it just me or do we gay men take much better care of ourselves then straight men?