Monday, December 14, 2009
Find My Family
This show has become by weekly "must see." I cry every time, but it's a good cry. Tonight, Richard asked me why it is so emotional for me. The first reason is because I'm just very emotional and I even cry at sappy Hallmark commercials. The other reason is that being an adoptive mom in an open-adoption, I can only hope and pray that Samuel will have the answers that the people on this show have been looking for, for years and years and that he will understand why "K" gave him to us to raise and that he'll feel whole knowing the answers up front.
Those of you who have followed our story know that Richard was adopted and has always felt totally equal to his brother and sister. Although he misses having a biological connection to someone, someone who looks like or laughs like he does, he has never felt a need to look for has birth family. He figures that they had to give him up for his own good and wouldn't want to invade their lives. Since starting to watch this show, however, he has said that he wouldn't be apposed to meeting them if they looked him up.
We are now hoping, that in the future, we will become closer to "K" and her family, making them a close branch to ours. Family trees are amazingly intricate living beings!