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Friday, April 2, 2010

Although I ended up sick, my 6 month old grand son ended up with a stuffy runny nose, my one son only got to stay the weekend, and my daughter was so busy we barely had time for anything except running to the store, it was more like actual family than what we have experienced in the past.

Families do run to the store 20 times when getting together, there are always other things that need to be tended to, like work, parent teacher conferences, and play dates.

after 10 years our get togethers are finally starting to feel more like family. As opposed to a grand occasion that requires sitting next to one another so closely that we touch, checking each other out for similarities, not wanting to fall alseep because.... well just because.

It's a great feeling and I had a great time. Grand son was a hit, snot and all, and there was a lot of snot. My son got his first real taste of what being a full time parent was, sleepless nights, fussy baby, regular feedings, yeah it was great and he was great at it. He depended on him momma and sister a bit, but all in all he was a trooper.

His brother was a stitch on the way home. Baby was cranky, needed to be fed on the road, and had sneezed releasing those oh so not cute bubbles from his nose. Brother has realllllllly long hair, wind was blowing, and he was holding his nephew almost arms length away so as not to choke the kid when the wind swept his hair into baby's mouth, or so he says. You could see the cringe in his face when the thought of getting snot on his shirt and in his hair was mentioned. Too funny, but worth every memory.

I didn't cry this time when we had to leave. I didn't even feel that sad, I am getting used to being a family with my daughter. I don't know about her, I haven't asked. I did ask if she was going to be all right as we were leaving. She said yes, she would be good.  I hope she was.

Already thinking about next time.

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4 comments: to “ Latest Visit

  • rachael
    Sunday, April 4, 2010 at 9:29:00 PM PDT  

    i was good. i really was. sad, but good. i did notice this time was different. its more natural being with you guys. and bro WAS a champ with nephew. i was very impressed by him. man i love that nephew of mine.
    my sister throughly enjoyed coming to visit too. i LOVE LOVE LOVED it when my bio bro hugged my adoptive sister!!! HOW COMPLETELY AWESOME IS THAT?? (i use the terms bio and adoptive ONLY to be clear here)

    i love our odd little family. i really do. i wouldnt have it any other way. even hubby deals well with having 2 mother in laws, talk about trooper!!
    im already looking forward to the next visit. whenever and however it happens. love you

  • Susie
    Monday, April 5, 2010 at 7:13:00 AM PDT  

    This is so amazing to me! I am so happy for you guys. Oh, how I wish that I could have this with my son ~ maybe someday...


  • maybe
    Monday, April 5, 2010 at 8:08:00 AM PDT  

    I read about so many painful, difficult reunions - how wonderful to read about a reunion that has come full circle and solidified both adoptive and bio family!

  • Lori A
    Monday, April 5, 2010 at 6:48:00 PM PDT  

    Suzie, This has been 10 years in the making, not a fast paced thing at all. We just rode out all the quirks and bumps. We really did have many visits where we had to sit practically on top of one another, be in the same room with one another, and focused mostly on one another in a room full of people. We cried at each good bye,and hugged like it might well be our last. This time WAS truly different. I didn't attack her sister and make her sit just next to me LOL. I didn't pump her for info of Rachael as a child. I hugged her like an old friend, and enjoyed her company. She word my very favorite tee shirt. Long story maybe I'll post about it.

    Maybe, Thank you. I sometimes feel awkward about our reunion for that very reason. I feel like we almost need to keep our success a secret. I don't want to hurt anyone, but by the same token, I want to be able to talk about every bit of what I have waited so long for, we deserve it.


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