March 4, 2011
This is Unconditional Love
I've been recording the show but just had a chance to catch my first episode last night due to my crazy, busy schedule as of late. I chose to watch the episode titled, "Transgender Lives" because this clip, which was shared on a segment of Oprah, really caught my attention:
It can't be an easy road for a parent to get to this level of acceptance. I am impressed that Steve and Barb have been able to do so in such a short amount of time and with how fully they embrace their daughter. I'm so glad for her that she won't have to grow up hiding who she is - no one should ever have to do that.
I am truly touched by the unconditional love these parents have shown their little girl, and I believe that her life will be far better because of their support. I'm sure the road ahead will be extremely difficult for Hailey, but it will be much more tolerable with such an accepting family by her side. This, in my opinion, is what being a parent is all about. Loving your children without limits.
Well done, Lisa Ling!