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November 17, 2011

31 Days Later

One month ago today, I sent an email.

I cannot imagine being able to fully describe the events that have unfolded since that email. I hope that I’ve done it justice as a writer, at least in a small sense. Wrapping my mind around the past month is still elusive to me…but I find more clarity, and strength, each day.

On October 17th, I learned who my birthmother is, and more importantly…I learned where she is.

Days later, the following Tuesday, I decided that I would write to her. With fear in my heart, I slipped a simple card into the mail.

On Thursday of that same week, a similar experience was shared by two people, who at that point had only one thing in common. Over the course of a single day, two women lived mirrored events…worlds apart.

Now, after 7 years of wondering, worrying, and waiting…

Today marks 1 month since I began the official search for my birthmother, with an email to Search Quest America.

Today marks 3 weeks of conversation with my birthmother. We’ve shared emails, phone calls, tears, surprises, but mostly… joy.

Today also marks the final day that I will not know what it feels like to look into the eyes of the woman who chose to give me life, and who now chooses to give us, a second chance.

It’s been quite a month.

And all along

I believed I would find you

Time has brought

Your heart to me

I have loved you for a

Thousand years

I’ll love you for a

Thousand more

Thank you so much for reading, supporting, laughing and crying with me over the last month. Please forgive my temporary absence over the next few days.

Find your joy. Enjoy the journey.

 

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