– The journey to my current age has been full of the usual life experiences. I have had a great beginning with an amazingly large extended family, a marvelous younger and beautiful sister, Mary, and parents that absolutely did their best to raise good adults. As I mature, I think of the many sacrifices they made that I took for granted. Thus, my journey has become one of celebrating my life’s truth, expressing the “me” I strive to be and sharing the love and kindness that I want to be remembered. As a gay man I want to stand in God’s unconditional love and strive to be a beacon of His love to myself and all I encounter.