The full letter reads:
Zach, I was surprised by your Facebook post where you came out. I want you to know that I love you unconditionally. I love you with my actions, not just my words. I'm so proud of you. You are the bravest person I know. I'll fight for you always. Your sexual orientation does not define you. You are still the boy who forever won my heart. The only thing that concerns me is the number of empty soda cups and tea bottles in your room. Throw them away before ants come inside. I love you always, Mom.
"I'm Zach, the one this is addressed too (sic)," the teen wrote in the comments section of the NO H8 post. "When I came out last week, I never expected this much support. I knew my mom would be fine with it, but I never expected this letter and I never expected this many people to spread it around. This means so much."
"This note is not fake," she said, adding that she wrote it after reading her son's Facebook post about coming out. "And I meant every word. I'm so proud of him!"
And as for the "soda cups and tea bottles" comment, McClain sets the record straight: "They were cups from fountain sodas and bottles from bottled tea from the gas station."
Good to know.
[images via Facebook]