Sunday, September 14, 2014

Coming Home

Back from my visit to Virginia. Sadly the younger brother and sister "forgot" I was coming and were out of town. Oh well. I had a fantastic time with the older brother. We talked for hours and got on like a house on fire. I saw so much of my sons in him. 

 My birth mother flew down and we spent three days together, just mother and daughter. We drove all over the area chasing family history, got lost a dozen times and laughed 10 times that much. She gave me my cheekbones, my butt, my boobs, my teeth and my toes. My birth father's family gave me the height, the shoulders, the coloring and the eyes. 

 Nobody will claim the nose though. Dammit. 

 We spent a day with family on her side, who I met for the first time. An aunt, cousins and a couple of elderly friends. One lady said something that really capped off my trip. When I mentioned how I had felt compelled to go to college in Virginia although I had no family or friends there (I'm from Colorado) she said: 

 "Virginia's in your blood, Honey. You came home to us!" It brought tears to my eyes.

Thanks all for your kind wishes.  It was quite a journey.  LOL


Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

Wow. Beautiful!

Joanna Jenkins said...

This brings tears to my eyes too. So very happy for you, ATM. I know this has been a long journey for you and I'm thrilled that you all got along so well.

You are stunning. I guess God threw that great nose in as a bonus!

Big hugs, xo jj

Attila the Mom said...

Oh you guys are so nice! Thanks!

Webster said...

I was worried for you; my sister-in-law met with her birth family many years ago, and things didn't end well - likely because of her own issues.

That said, I am SO HAPPY that things went well for you with your Mom. It sounds like you two really had a romp in ole Virginny.

Anonymous said...

Oh, this is wonderful to read! I love how you connected and found a bit of "home" after all these years. Congratulations!

Bill Lisleman said...

Good for you to connect up with missing parts of your relatives. I connected with a half sister a few years ago. I must say my other sisters connected much better than me but I'm ok with the outcome.
This is probably the first time to your blog. Your Attila moniker is common in many of the blogs I read.
Love your "about me" joke!

Rootietoot said...

I am so happy for you! I have heard that bit about Virginia being in your blood from others.

Dawn Marcotte said...

What a great story - meeting birth families can be a bit sticky so I am glad to hear it worked out for you.

As someone who was adopted at 3 months old I always enjoying hearing these types of stories.

Chris H said...

Thrilled to bits your visit went well... shame you couldn't pin your nose on anyone.
Sad two siblings did not meet you.

Kim Ayres said...

Delighted your trip went well :)

Reminded me a bit of the kid who overhears adults saying "he has his mother's eyes" and "he has his uncle's nose" - he turns round and says, "and I've got my brother's trousers!"