To transition alone is a nightmarish proposition. The lucky among us can and do find advocates amongst their friends and family. Even though I did not begin my journey when I was young and afraid, I did know that I had that advocate in my little sister, and that fact did offer me some comfort over the years. She never knew I regarded her in that manner and I never told her about my TG status until just this year, but she reacted exactly as I expected, full of love and support only. Hope you had a wonderful birthday sis and I love you.