This is the third part of a three-part miniseries on what is commonly called “Coming Out Of the Coffin” in the vampire community. This is basically when a real vampire decides to reveal their personal vampirism to their family, friends, and/or the general public. Though this article is more personal than the postings usually seen on Real Vampire News, it is so personal for a reason. Many young vampires have a lot of trouble coping with realizing their vampirism, especially when they feel they need to keep such things secret. By sharing my story, and asking my mother and father to share their perspectives as well, I am hoping that some young vampire – or the parent of a young vampire may better understand the little-talked-about positives to the situation. So without further ado, my mother, Katie Reason, will share her perspective on my “Coming Out of the Coffin” story. -John Reason
My son asked me if I would express in writing how I felt when he finally told me what his big secret was. I guess if you are going to understand my feelings, you have to know where I am coming from. I have raised this kid his whole life, and we are pretty close. I have always felt like he could come to me with anything that was on his mind. Well, of course he is not a kid anymore, he is a grown man with a starting family of his own, but still young enough for a Mom to think of him as her kid. Anyway, I have known for a couple or more years that there was something that he was not telling me. Of course, I went through my head and tried to come up with all of the possibilities of what it may be. Try as I might, I could not think of anything that he should be unable to tell me, or that would change the way I feel about him. So, I just didn’t worry about it too much. Finally a short time ago, he made the remark that thousands of people read what he writes, but I am not allowed to read it. Well, that was really too much for this mother to bear. So, I begged and pleaded and finally he gave me the address for his web site. What a relief.
Those are my first thoughts. WHAT A RELIEF!! We had some conversations, and I studied the material in the web site and got some questions answered. Mostly regarding religion, because faith in God is very important to me. After all of that, all I can say is that if my son is a vampire and feels the need to feed on human blood on occasion, then I have no problem with that. Personally, I think that there is probably some kind of a metabolic imbalance that causes him to have these cravings. Something that should probably be worked up medically, but then I have a long history of working in the medical field, and that would naturally be my response. Either way, I am so very proud of John. He is articulate, literate, compassionate, kind, caring, and very smart, so I will be happy to let him work this out in his own time on his own terms. For anyone that is considering telling their parents this kind of news, well all I can say is that Mom’s like to know, and for the most part I can’t imagine a mom disowning her kid over this. We can sense when something isn’t right, and just want to help.
“Coming Out Of the Coffin” Three Part Mini-Series
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