The Day My World Changed
Dawn Parker-Jones, a mum’s journey of loss and love, her adult child’s transition and her Empowered Marriage.
What happens when, aged 52, your son informs you he’s entering the process of gender transition? This was the news that confronted Dawn, on Mother’s day 4 years ago.
Meet Dawn Parker-Jones with many roles including a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend and businesswoman from Its Personal Boutique Hair Lounge. A decision from her son upended her life and how she knew it to be. Dawn was forced to grapple with the knowledge that her son was transitioning into a female and moving out of the family home.
In this episode, Dawn shares her journey – The day my world changed. A very honest account of the grief that Dawn felt, understanding that she had to grieve her past and then welcome her future in, her gorgeous daughter Lily.
Dawn talks of her husband Terry and his unwavering support, strength and love. Dawn shares how important it is for her children to be true to themselves and be kind to themselves. To honour themselves first.
A discussion of enlightenment and gratitude.
In marriage Dawn’s, 3 top points include:
- Communication is King, talk to each other even when it is tough.
- Making time for one another, this really is two-way.
- Being comfortable with the relationship and being happy with the freedom, (outside Interests without a partner)
If there’s any part of you that is struggling with adversity or a card you have been dealt, you’ll relate to Dawn while applauding this very personal, and universal story from a wise, passionate woman.
Dawn Parker-Jones – It’s Personal Hair Boutique Lounge – www.itspersonal.com.au
Listen to Helen and Dawns’ discussion on the Empowered Marriage Podcast to learn more. This fortnight’s podcast is available now and discusses this topic in more depth.
The Day My World Changed – https://www.powerofchange.com.au/empowered-marriage-podcast/