By the time Thanksgiving rolled around, Jake had made up his mind. He returned home with a smile on his face. His mom asked how classes were, and he replied with joy. His dad asked him how he was adjusting to being female. His smile grew. He loved it. He had even called the hospital about the possibility of staying a woman after the four years were over. They had told him it would be no problem. His parents were both glad that college was going so well for Jake. For a moment they felt like they were losing their son to the college, then they realized they were simply gaining a daughter, a smart, talented daughter.