Thursday, July 14, 2011
A New Beginning
Well, tomorrow evening, I will reunite with more family, beginning with my dad and his lovely wife, Sandy. Not to sound like a broken record here; but it is the end of a 22-year long search for my family tree that will bring me to this moment.
How does it feel? There are many emotions, descriptions and phrases that I could share. Some of them I have in my previous Blog posts. However none of them trump my feeling for the love of family. Despite moments in my past that I prefer to forget, that feeling has always been with me.
Now, whether through a miracle or an answered prayer (a long overdue response), I will begin to meet members of my new family. I have slowly been getting to know them through calls, letters, e-mails, texts and yes even through the power of social media. Nothing exactly a true description of all the things that Erma speaks of above, but similar in different respects and powerful nonetheless. My dad and I summed it up on our call last night as a new beginning for all of us.
We are overwhelmed, excited and nervous...all of us. However, one clear message from everyone; confirmed in a text from my new sister, Kelly, last night, is that everyone is pleased about this new beginning and we are all hoping for our happy ever after. Stay tuned...