Mom emailed me back, addressing me as Marlena:
Having you tell me in writing first probably is helpful. As you know, you caught me by surprise when you told me you were trans. However, in our family and in this world nothing is surprising anymore. I always wanted a daughter. However, having one now will take some getting used to.
She said she doesn’t particularly need to talk about it (in part because she’s really busy getting ready for trips in August and September), but will be glad to do so when I visit next. Which might be Thanksgiving, since she may need to focus on moving into the retirement community if there’s an opening when when she gets back from her trips. Although she’s open to a visit before then if our schedule cooperate.
Can’t stop crying…