1 New Message – Click to View

Last Thursday, was a pretty regular day. Work, run, pick up the Bean. The norm, really.

Bob came over for dinner. Dixie was out of town, and the boys had been hanging out together in the afternoon, so the Sweetheart invited Bob over for steak and potatoes.

Little did I know, game 6 of the World Series was also going on…how did I miss that?

Dinner was delicious, as it always is when the Sweetheart is in charge of the grill. After dinner, the boys sat down to watch more of the game…and any non-game conversation was limited to commercial breaks.  Shh!

I worked on cleaning up the kitchen, prepared the Bean’s lunch for Friday, and then decided to go to the silent confines of our comfy bedroom with a glass of red wine, light a candle, check my emails, and work on the blog a little.

I sat down, gave the Sweet Boy a pat on the head and started up my computer.

I could hear the boys in the living room, laughing and talking about some play that had just happened.

I logged into my personal email account, as I have done a thousand times before.

1 New Message, Click to View

As I clicked the message, a strange name popped up with a short message following.  It’s funny how the mind works when something unexpected is plugged in to it. In a matter of about 1 second, I had an entire conversation with myself.

“Hmm, I know that name…why do I know that name? I wonder if the game is over yet, I’d like to watch 30 Rock re-runs tonight. No, I’m sure it’s going to be on all night. Oh well, maybe it’ll be a good couple last innings. It’s crazy that I didn’t even know the World Series was on…guess that’s what all the Facebook updates were about. I should watch more baseball. I need to set the coffee pot for…Oh, I DO know that name…oh I do…”

And then…a conversation with The Sweetheart .

Me: Sweetie, can you come here please?!


Me, again: SWEETS!

TS: Hey, what’s up?

Me: I have an email.

TS: Ok, so…why…

Me: I mean, AN EMAIL.

TS (looking at the computer now): OH. Oh, oh wow. This is big. Have you read it?

Me: No, I don’t know if I want to. Will you read it?

TS: Sure. Oh…oh, yes, you want to read it.

Me: Are you sure?

TS: Yes, I am sure.

So, one word at a time, I read the email. Then, I put the sentences together. Then…it hit me.

I’m not sure how much longer we were in the bedroom, I think it was longer than I imagined. The Sweetheart was amazing…he just let me blabber on and on, while hugging me and holding my hand.

Pretty soon we heard, “Hey, guys…I think I’m just gonna head home, ok? I’m gonna leave now.”

We’d forgotten about Bob. Poor Bob.

In an instant, answers I had been seeking for years, had suddenly appeared as,

1 New Message, Click to View.

15 Comments to “1 New Message – Click to View”

  1. YAY!!!!! Doing the happy dance for you!

  2. I am sooooooooooooooooo happy for you Jamie!!!

  3. oh my gosh, jamie… this is huge!! so very happy for you. you deserve all good things coming your way 🙂

  4. Fantastic, I’m almost in tears for you. So moving. I hope you’re going to tell us more – I know rude to be so nosy, but can’t help myself 🙂

    • Thanks Deborah! There will be more…it’s hard to go from writing about the past, and the what-ifs…to writing about what is happening! Thank you for following!

  5. Exciting! I cannot wait to hear more!*

  6. Hi Jamie. Know just how you must be feeling, its exciting and scary all at the same time. From your hints it sounds as though she wants contact. Don’t be nervous, she is probably feeling just the same.
    Looks like November is going to be a good month for good news. My sister, who is 63, announced she just got engaged and is getting married in March and my stepson’s pregnant partner has gone into labour today, so looks like our new grand-daughter is imminent! My husband is thrilled as it will be his first grandchild. My darling grandson came as a package with his wonderful dad and was already 4 years old!! When baby arrives we will have added 6 new people to our family, 4 on my side and 2 on my husband’s side. Isn’t that amazing. Hopefully, you too will be adding to your family. Mum2

  7. Im dying to know what it said! I hope it was good news!

  8. me too me too!! So happy for you but want to know more!! LOL!! (without being “nosy”, too… he he)
    You have this knack for “leavin us hangin”, girlfriend… so it makes us eager for your next post(s)!! How long was said e-mail? a few lines? a paragraph? just a couple sentences? Can’t wait to “hear” more…!! Awesome! HAve a great week!!!

  9. Jamie, I am sitting in great anticipation of your next blog and I have only just found out about your story! I am an adoptee who has recently found both my birth mother and my birth fathers family within the last several weeks. We are like minded people and I know this is huge! My thoughts are with you!

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