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HerNameIsBuffy

Josh, Anna, the M' kids Part 20 - Girl Needs Some Serious Therapy

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Irishy
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7 hours ago, VelociRapture said:

I hope your son is doing well. I know it can’t always be easy to be gay, but I think things have been getting better in a lot of places slowly. It sounds like you’re a very loving and supportive mom and that alone can make a huge difference to a lot of LGBTQ+ people.

Thank you. He is doing well as far as I can tell. I’ve known he was gay since before even he did. Even though it was never obvious. Just subtleties that only I noticed. So when he was about 11/12 he started asking me about how Putin treats gays in Russia, and I was like - ahhh so you’re realising that maybe you like boys huh? And he was like YES! So I’ve been on the journey with him from the start along with his stepdad. He’s not out out, but has told close friends, and if asked out straight, he won’t deny it. We brought his dad (slight dinosaur) into the fold about a year ago and that has been helpful. He now has a safe space in my home and his dad’s to just be himself. His step mum is really great too. 

He’s only received homophobic abuse once - his ex friend yelled [redacted] at him on the street, but he came straight home and told me. 

I cannot imagine how hard it must have been for your brother coming to terms with his identity. You must be incredibly proud of him.

It’s pride month here in Dublin so we are loving the celebration of all things LGBTQ+ and the rainbows everywhere we look. Even the police cars have been wrapped in rainbows. It’s so good for LGBTQ+ kids to see all of that. I try to see everything through my son’s eyes. 

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NorthernGal

Regarding naming the next girl to Josh and Anna as Mary is very unlikely as Meredith is shortened to Merry if I recall. 

 

Perhaps other sibs might use it though 

 

JMHO

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PlentyOfJesusFishInTheSea
21 minutes ago, NorthernGal said:

Regarding naming the next girl to Josh and Anna as Mary is very unlikely as Meredith is shortened to Merry if I recall. 

 

Perhaps other sibs might use it though 

 

JMHO

I thought they called Meredith "Dithy."

I put Mariah as my guess a while ago because it's Mary-based.

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AliceInFundyland

Dithy? That sounds way too much like Ditzy for my tastes.

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meee

Dithy?

Maybe something Mary-based then. Marian (Marianna? Anna doesn't have anyone sharing her name yet IIRC) or Miriam or Mari. 

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mollysmom

I agree. "Mary" is a common nickname for "Meredith" so I feel like they already have a "Mary" even if they don't call her that. Although, this is the Duggars so.....

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Smee

Did they get around to posting the gender reveal video yet? Or are they waiting for enough time to pass that it’s not overshadowed by Mary’s death?

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AussieKrissy
3 hours ago, Smee said:

Did they get around to posting the gender reveal video yet? Or are they waiting for enough time to pass that it’s not overshadowed by Mary’s death?

I would wait personally, if it was me. Mainly out of respect, I know that life has to go on, but I would feel awful about posting something like that. That could be perceived as moving on or not showing due respect to a "mourning period"

I would take with me the fact that she (Mary) got to be there (I assume) and see it and had a nice time.  And maybe not feel the need to post it and then I would just reference the baby by gender in a future post.

They may have honestly completely forgotten about it also.  Forgotten or put it on the "doesn't really matter all that much at this point in time" pile. 

 

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Smee

Yeah, perhaps “overshadowed by” is a harsh turn of phrase, sorry. I did mean that Mary’s death had interrupted all their lives in such a way that things like that fell out of focus for them.

Although, a week ago I would have commented on Anna’s stupid gender reveal volcano black and white photos as being blatant attention seeking because announcing a pregnancy, gender reveal, and birth are the only 3 times every 2 years she gets to feel special and she grips those moments tightly. So I do think she’ll post the video eventually. I’m guessing from your response that she hasn’t yet (I don’t follow her on IG so I don’t see her stories or anything).

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Glasgowghirl

I think they will wait until at least the funeral is over before announcing it, Kendra and Lauren, if they have chosen to find out will announce soon after. Joy and Austin chose not to find out with Gideon so they probably will do the same this time round.

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