2020 is almost behind us, yet the memories of this unforgettable year will stay with us forever. Through the chaos, I hope we’ve learned to be kinder and more patient with ourselves and others. More thoughtful and more forgiving.
As we say goodbye to a year none of us could have anticipated, I mourn those who are no longer with us, pray for those who need healing, and share my gratitude for all the blessings I have received, including:
- A closer and more loving relationship with Big D.
- Food, shelter, and good health for my children and us.
- Telehealth sessions with my therapist.
- Video chats with friends and family.
- Homemade sprouted grain bread.
- Becoming a contributor to Entrepreneur Magazine.
- Two weeks in the sun before everything locked down.
And finally, the most significant gift I received from the pandemic was finding a family. My biological family.
Here’s a photo of me with my mom and half-sister:
Pretty cool, huh?!!
And if that’s not exciting enough, shortly after I met these beautiful ladies, Big D met his half-sister and then his biological father –– on his dad’s 90th birthday! (he met his birth mom in 2019)
Big D is the Big Brother, and as for me, I am the Big Sister!
There are lots more conversations to have and people to meet in person, and I’m excited about the opportunities. The adoptee’s voice is often silent, and I intend to write, journal and share my feelings and experiences.
There’s so much for all of us to learn.
2021 will see me filling out my family tree, writing more, and teaching again.
As a former orphan, it was indeed a life-changing year!
Until next time. . .