Here’s a snapshot of some of my chosen family. We are gathered at a rental in Truro for a Women’s Weekend many years ago, circa 2003. This was before the children were born, the diseases conquered, the emotional and financial upheaval, the loss of friends and family. The bonds of our love and commitment to each other were nurtured in our heyday and created the ballast to help us through the challenging times. We chose each other and built those connections around our shared experiences and values, trust, sense of humor, and the ability to see the goodness in one another. Several of us met through Boston bi community connections and that thread has kept us tightly bound to each other.
–Submitted by Ellyn Ruthstrom