I am the mother of a thirteen year old trans daughter. She is an amazing person. She's passionate, smart, empathetic, and beautiful. She is very open about who she is and she says she wants to be an activist. I love that about her.
My daughter has a younger brother and sister, and we are really like any other family in so many ways. She fights with her brother all the time. Although it's only been about a year since she transitioned, My daughter being trans is no longer the main focus of our family or world as it was in the beginning. We have other worries and concerns just like other families.
Since she came out as trans, we have had to seek out lots of support. In doing that we have met so many amazing people and created a strong sense of community that we never had before. We struggle with a lot of things. We are homeschooling because bullying was so bad at her school. The medical needs that can go along with being trans can be financially draining. There are many days when I worry about her physical safety and how she will find love, but most days are filled with proud and happy moments.