Hi Aunt Deirdre,
If I were your daughter, I would be very proud of having you as a Mum.
This is my current real thought. But three years ago when I first knew your cross-gender from reading your books, I felt very uncomfortable. I still remember I hid your book under other books to prevent other people from seeing it. To my surprise, little by little that “uncomfortable” thing went away. I find I like your books. I like you.
What I want to say is, maybe your kids are the same as me—they need some time. Be patient with them.
I wish your happiness every day!