This is a very interesting yet controversial story. Some people posted comments on forums debating whether this is a man or a woman, feeling angry and hostile about what this person is doing, arguing how sinful and messed up this is… etc, etc, etc.
I really don’t care if this is a man or a woman. It’s none of my business. And I don’t see how I am qualified to make such a judgment on the rightfulness and purity of this pregnancy.
Yet, there is one thing I feel strongly about – I really admire the courage of this couple. It is not easy to be different in our society, especially as different from the norm as this couple is. It takes loads of gut to face a world where most of its inhabitants embrace similarities and feel insecure and uneasy when facing differences.
These people love each other and are striving to live happily in this world. Thomas could end up being one of the most loving, caring, nurturing parent. But nonetheless, there will be many challenges to come, from the cold, inimical attitude of some random people on the street to the crying daughter telling how she gets bullied because of her unconventional family.
Yet, everything happens for a reason. There are lessons to be learned in everything that happens to us. That’s life, and that’s what so fun about life. So hold on there and enjoy the ride! 😉
Best wishes to the family.
Here is more about Thomas Beatie in the Oprah Winfrey Show website.