We received the following note just yesterday, and thought it was a perfect sentiment to share here on the A Note to My Kid blog.

June 22nd, 2015, my brother passed away from complications of pneumonia.  

A couple of years before that he told me he wanted to be a woman. I have always been proud of my brother. I have always been proud of everything he was. He wasn't born into our family he chose us, and what a gift he gave us!  

But I was afraid. I was afraid I would lose my brother. I didn't want him to go away, I didn't want the person I loved to disappear. Now, more than anything, as every day goes by and his birthday approaches, I wish he was here, I wish SHE was here. I just wish I had him back.  

Please keep teaching people, keep encouraging people, keep letting them know they are perfect for who they are.

We couldn't have said it better ourselves, Lizbeth. We're so sorry for your loss.