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It’s never too late.

If you are or ever have been affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, please, hear my heart speaking to you.

His comment read:

“I wasn’t able to attend ____’s or ____’s wedding, and they were both really disappointed in me.”

I know there are components of this chaptered response that need additional delving and footnotes and sources for the memoir, but for now, I think this open letter captures the heart of my message.

Deep breath.

I want you to know something.

You are the sun and the moon and the stars in the sky. You are valuable beyond measure and we need the light that’s inside of you to help light what we know is inside of everyone else around us. Each of us is our own everything; it’s a deep thought, but ponder it.

As children we deserve to be free from indoctrination; children deserve the freedom of knowing that everything they dream is possible. They deserve no limitations imposed by the shortsightedness of their parents, and I am so excited for you as a parent to cultivate beautiful children into beautifully grown humans — no matter who they grow into becoming.

P.S. We deserve to be inside of that building standing in love with our families just as much as they do; they just don’t see it that way.

You only are free when you realize you belong no place — you belong every place — no place at all. The price is high. The reward is great.

— Maya Angelou



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