Youngest son is home from school today. He had not been feeling very well for a couple of days but I thought it was just a cold. When I did not get better and he complained of an increasing sore throat I became concerned. Since he is without health insurance right now, I did not really have a place to take him. T offered to see him at his clinic. I thought that was really nice and I took him up on his offer.
It turned out that my son did have an infection and needed an antibiotic. T prescribed it and sent me across the street to his sister's pharmacy. She filled it and then refused to take my money. It was a generic and cheap antibiotic, and I could have paid for it, but she said something about my having to put up with T was payment enough.
Anyway, the whole thing was a useful reminder that even though I do not have a huge support network like some people, I am not alone. I have people who care about me and for that I am grateful.
I am gay man in his 40's who was married for 18 years to a straight woman, who is still my very best friend. We have 4 children together. She is now remarried and we still want to be supportive of each other and make a stable family for our kids.
Cast of Characters
Jim: That's me
K: The wonderful woman I married in 1993. We divorced in November 2011, and she is still my best friend.
T: My ex-boyfriend. We were together from 2008 to 2013. He is still an important person in my life.
AJ: K's new husband. They got married December 2011.
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