My mom

So, in my ramblings before I have never spoken about my real mom.  She is one of the most amazing people I have ever met.  She was raised a devout christian woman with very strong convictions who then went on to train to become a missionary and became a nurse.  She also raised kids as a single mother……Amazing yes????  Well it gets better….

When I first came out of the closet it was after my father had passed away and life was hard for her….she lost the only man she had ever loved and in the same period realized her youngest son was gay.  To a christian woman some may have considered this death of one of her children.  I won’t deny that the first year or so of my being out were a struggle for my mom, but she rallied….She told me one day that she loved me no matter what and that she wanted to be part of my life.

Now – she supports my drag career, embraces my friends, boy friends, partners and drag daughter alike!  She even has been busily fashioning jewelry for me to wear at upcoming events!!

What caused me to write this is that last week I was faced with my mother’s mortality.  Almost 10 years after my father passed away my mom was told by the doctor that she may have cancer.  This caused so many emotions to go through me……I couldn’t imagine a world with out her here.  I know one day that she may not be but I just can’t…..

Today we found out that she was cancer free and you can’t imagine my excitement.  She has stood by me through things that none of you can imagine….sure we have had our differences but I LOVE HER SO MUCH.

I hope all of you have an amazing person in your life like I do!!!  Mom I love you!!


  1. JP Said:

    The love you wrote this piece with reflects not only your love for your mom but her love for you. I am so glad she continues to be part of your life and I know how much you value it.


  2. Moses Said:


    Matt, you and your mom are very loved by so many people, especially me!! After reading this blog, I could not help but choke up and tears fell because I know the feeling of getting news like these where you feel like the world and earth are just crumbling down. I went through that with my mother about 5 years ago, she was diagnosed with cancer, she is a very strong Christian woman as well… she is now cancer free and no sign of it came back!!

    You know that you have people that love you and will always be there for you!

    Much Love!


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