About a year ago they built a house across the street from K. When it was finished, some people moved in. It turned out to be a gay couple, I'll call Steve and Jerry. Steve and Jerry had been together for a number of years. They were moving here because Steve got transfered by his job. Living with them was Jerry's 10 year old son.
These guys had exactly the kind of relationship that I wanted. Real partners who lived their lives together as one family unit. There were open with all the neighbors about who they were and quickly accepted into the community like any other family.
It really was inspirational for me. I could see what I wanted was possible because these guys were living it.
Last week I was disappointed to learn that Jerry had moved out of the house. I was really sad to hear that. It was especially sad because my daughter and Jerry's son had become good friends.
I know all relationships can go sour. I know not everything is flowers and rainbows. I don't know specifically why Steve and Jerry split, but it was disapointing anyway.
I've heard they are trying to work out whatever it is that's bothering them. I hope they do.