As for me, the only thing that has changed about me is that I am honest about the way I am. And yet, that has caused those who’ve I’ve held closest to my heart to change their view of me. And I can deal with that. But I have felt their loss.
As for me, I will encourage my children to rest in the fact that I love them, period. I will love them if they “change”, or if they are imperfect. I will love them, period.