Postulant Sister I'Gnomee Truth
Reach out, share your truth. Tell someone this is who I am, this is what I stand for. I was raised in a devote conservative Christian home. As young teenager I knew I was different and struggled with my sexuality. I knew if the church found out my “truth” I would never be accepted.
When I was 21 years old, I tried to follow my personal truth. I came out and was met with great societal resistance from my family and church. I was told that if I choose this lifestyle, I would never find happiness, never be successful, and I would bring shame to my family and church.
For 19 years I lived a lie. I experienced the heart ache of degradation and humiliation. Doing the “proper” thing, I married, and ordained in the church. Though this time was suffocating, I began to grow and strengthen as a person. It’s all in how you look at your greatest trail in life. I became a father and learned how to love unconditionally. I slowly began to accept ME, fight for my happiness and not hide or apologize for who I am.
At 40 I realized I could not live a lie anymore. I finally faced my fears of rejection and told the world “I know my truth. This is who I am, and this is what I stand for.” Today, I live my life with no regrets. I have and amazing son, daughter-in-law and grandson who love and accept my truth. My family has come to respect me and my beliefs. I found happiness, love and a successfully career. The freedom of being true to myself is liberating. I truly can say I love being the true me. The 40 years of emptiness is now filled with love, joy, and happiness.
As a Sister I hope through my experience, with kindness and joy, I can inspire others to find their truth. I want to devote myself to community service, promoting human rights, respecting both diversity and spiritual enlightenment. I’Gnomee Truth, let me help you find yours.