Meri Brown has once again showered her only child with support.
With unadulterated support during what we’d imagine has been a challenging time, too.
With daughter Leon turning 27 on Friday, the Sister Wives star posted a loving tribute for them on Instagram.
“Happiest of birthdays to my miracle, my always amazing, Leo the Lion,” wrote the 51-year old on her official social media account.
Along with this message, Meri included a carousel of photos… dating all the way back to when Leon was a baby.
“A passionate heart, a giving soul, forever the champion of the underdog. Knowing my own body, I know this one HAD to be a fighter to even exist,” Meri added.
“Laughter runs through their veins, strength and inner wisdom abounds!
“27 years in this world, 27 years of learning, of growing, of loving.”
Meri also said she’s “forever proud of this kid of mine” and “forever grateful for their existence” and concluded:
“Know you are forever loved by me @leointhemountains.
“And I am honored and blessed to be your mom!
“I love you!!”
Meri shares Leon with longtime husband Kody Brown, although the couple is scarcely any kind of romantic couple at this point.
In June, Leon came out as transgender.
While noting that their pronouns are they/them, Leon said they chose to open up about this publicly to both “let folks in, and also to set some boundaries.”
Wrote the occasional TLC personality to open a lengthy caption at the time:
“Someone recently told me that I didn’t have to have all of my s— figured out in order for me to share myself with the world. So here’s me, definitely not having almost any of my s— figured out, to let you know that I am trans.
“My name is Leon or Leo (I love both) and my pronouns are they/them.
“I remember the first time that I knew I wasn’t a girl.
“I was pretty young & unfortunately I grew up in a context that was incredibly gendered & restrictive.”
Continued Leon in this candid post:
“So I continued to be socialized as a girl & later a woman. And here’s the thing, I’m finally ready to share my favorite self with the world. And that self is incredibly genderqueer, trans, and unapologetic.
“Being queer & trans are definitely some of my favorite parts of myself.
“And yet, there are so many things that I am learning to love about myself through this process.”
Concluding their post, Leon wrote:
“Here’s to me getting to know myself, share myself, and continually evolve to be the person I am, to be my favorite self in all contexts.”
As for Meri?
“You are my sunshine,” she wrote of her daughter after this announcement was made, sharing Leon’s statement and proving to the world that she’s a loving and supportive parent.