After all the emotions & heartache during the build up to the day I finally legally change my name, this magical day, Debbie’s Day, was everything I could dream for & more.
The day was far from over. There was more to live long in my memories. As I got up to leave my new shoes felt slightly different & were pressing on my toes. Silly cow, that will teach me not to wear them in first. I hobbled back to the car, still in seventh heaven. I convinced myself the pain was worth it, as they were the prettiest shoes I had ever worn. Vanity proved to be my downfall. I could not drive with them on & had no spare shoes. Then my Dad came chivalrously to the rescue. You can borrow my shoes, he suggested with a lovely smile on his face. I thought my dragging up days were over. On today of all days I had the surreal situation of having to dress up in my Dads clothes. A day that had seemed an impossible dream was filled with joy, lots of love & laughter. In the afternoon Mum & I went off shopping to the scene of our first ever mother daughter shopping experience just before Christmas, Debenhams. Our new relationship, one that is so special to me, that of Mum & daughter was truly being fulfilled.
I am the happiest girl in the world today & that’s official!
I never dared believe this day would ever happen & too share it with my beloved Mum & Dad is a moment I will always cherish.
I would like to thank you x million; all my dear family, friends, doctors & counsellors for getting me this far.
Lots of love