- Posted June 1, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Your modern family
Nature vs Nurture
- Jareen, CNN iReport producer
His parents divorced when he was 2 years old. His father, Catholic, remarried soon after to a Jewish woman and they had a daughter. His mother never remarried but has been with the same person for over 30 years and they also had a daughter. His mother's person was married previously and had a son. All in all, my husband has 2 half sister's who are not related and a kind-of step brother. Still with me?
Now for my side... My father died when I was 6 years old and my mother, Jewish, remarried a Catholic when I was 9 years old. I have 1 blood brother and my step-father had 3 children from a previous marriage, 2 boys and a girl. All in all, I have 1 blood brother, 2 step brothers, and 1 step sister.
For totals, my husband and I have had 7 brothers and sisters and 7 parents between us, all of our mothers were in the healthcare industry and all of our fathers were in the construction industry. We both grew up in households where we celebrated both Hanukkah and Christmas.
Being gay is one part of who we are, a part we got from nature. Coming from such diverse families has helped us develop to be the open, accepting, happy people that we have grown to be, that we got from nurture.