i just wanted to share a happy, happy, happy story: 17 years before i was born, in the late 1940's, because of extreme pressure from her mother, my mother had to give my brother up for adoption, something that broke her heart. while our mother passed away in 2004, my sisters and i never lost hope that we would, some day make contact. it's actually happened! we're beyond thrilled, i can barely focus for long enough to string a sentence together, i have to keep reading back over what i'm typing. he always imagined that we might not want to hear from him, but nothing could be further from how we ALL feel. i now have not only a brother, but a sister-in-law, a niece, a nephew, 2 great-nieces, a great-nephew, a bloody great, gob-smacked, silly grin all over my face and the worst case of brain fog imaginable! all that keeps going through my mind is...'omg, omg, omg...' on and on and on. WOW! i'm awful with computers, have NO idea what i'm doing with facebook, but i keep going there in case there's another message from a new family member!
take care all,