Posts in category "Transition"

Looking for a Happy Ending

So many of us are looking to the future for that storybook ending to our life. The present circumstances that surround us just don’t seem to add up to the happy ending we desire. It was after I had a very deep conversation with my good friend and fellow ChicagoNow blogger Lea Grover where I... Read more »

The first person I told I was transgender probably isn't who you might think

Growing up knowing you are transgender but not having the courage to say anything was, oh let’s say, like walking on eggshells in a minefield. Let’s add to that the confusion of my own sexual orientation and living in the ultra conservative Western suburbs of Chicago. Through out my life, I have only had 4... Read more »

Let the court record show my Christian parents love their transgender daughter

A parent’s love for their child is probably one of the strongest bonds we as humans can ever have with another person. If you are a parent, you know in your heart of hearts that it’s a bond that is created long before you ever met your child. It’s a bond that should be unbreakable.... Read more »

I am Cait is a reality show I can relate to

I will be honest right up front. As a voice, albeit an extremely small voice, I find myself needing to be painfully honest on this. Over the past month I have grown a bit dubious and personally divided over the huge hoopla over Caitlyn Jenner. I will applaud until the day I die the courage... Read more »

Storms, Mileposts and Legacies - Being part of the Listen To Your Mother anthology

Our lives are filled with milestones. Many of them we travel by, acknowledge for a few fleeting moments in time and move on, leaving them in the past as some old, weathered monument tucked away out of sight in a forgotten place. Others though live on in our souls and continue to change us and... Read more »

My kids are my drug of choice

I will freely admit it – I am addicted to my kids.  They really are my drug of choice. You can have your booze and illicit drugs, I physically and emotionally need my kids. With issues surrounding work, financial pressures mounting, health declining and other issues I can’t go into, I felt the world closing... Read more »

Reflections on the past - a path of healing

Today I find myself in a very reflective mood.  Looking back usually isn’t the wisest activity for me – it usually leads to a bout of depression. But this time I was able to see the healing that has occurred in the years that have past. I went to bed last night after reading through... Read more »

The dream meeting that may be more pipe smoke than reality

Did you know that since the beginning of time, there have been over 106 billion people that have lived on this planet?  Over 106 BILLION!  I was recently asked to write about the one person or list of people – out of those 106 billion people – that I would want to meet.  Seriously? The... Read more »

A Blogger's Life: Believing

I believe in a lot of things. I believe in warm hugs – yes Olaf and I would get along just fine. I believe a child’s laugh can chase away the clouds on the gloomiest days. I believe the right bar of music can be so in tune with your innermost being that your body can’t... Read more »

Meggan Renee; Origins of a name

What is a name? Ever thought about your name? Ever want to change your name? If you are like most of the world, you didn’t have a choice of what your name would be. It was something you were tagged with at or around your birth and have lived with, for better or worse, your... Read more »
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    Meggan Sommerville is a Christian transgender woman with a heart for educating others about the transgender community and her faith in her Savior, Jesus Christ. Her career life has taken her on a variety of adventures, from being a veterinary technician in the Western burbs of Chicago to being an EMT/Paramedic, EMS instructor, and a paid on call firefighter for Bolingbrook , Illinois. Since 1998, she has been the frame shop manager for a national craft retailer. You can contact Meggan via email at or find her on Facebook at Trans Girl at the Cross

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