So the sister and brother-in-law arrived from Wales for a good old fashioned Canuck Christmas this year. And it's been bliss. Everyone convening at the 'rents for the holidays!
Yesterday morning had a beautiful surprise. Mum and Dad opened their gifts from my sister and her husband, and it was the tee-shirts you'll see in the photos. As Mum and Dad tried their shirts on, my sister and her husband removed their own sweaters to reveal that they had their own versions of the gifted-tee on underneath.
"Glad to get that off, it's bloody hot", said my bro in law.
They got the shirts because they missed Pride this past summer. Warmed my heart. Tears in everyone's eyes. Not just because they're doing this "for me" - but because they do this for everyone else out there that may not have the parent or sibling who gives the support that they have always, always, always, given me. That's the beautiful thing about our Straight Allies - it shows other straight people that they can, and should, do the same.
So, here's the pic we snapped on Christmas morning. A family of love.
Which almost made up for the Hideously Ugly Christmas Sweater Festival that has been plaguing us for the last two days. Oh dear GOD, they're so ugly...