Imagine if you will for a moment being adopted & having the opportunity 47 years later to physically meet your biological kin, the DNA component & the essential missing link to your undisclosed heritage. Think about that for a deep hearted moment while rolling that around your heart center, feeling the emotional charge of what it would be like to be in that moment.
A couple years ago, I had the extreme gift of being able to meet my biological fathers sister Monica (my aunt) & her husband Dale (my uncle), who made this special journey to close the circle of where Jack (my biological father) & I had fallen short before his tragic death. During that entire week I learned the ins & outs of this beautiful family that came to physically meet me for the first time on my 45 birthday. It was the most natural loving encounter of 2 complete adult blood related strangers that I have ever come to experience.
This was the closest I was ever going to come in meeting & feeling my father, offering me closure I desperately needed that Monica accomplished for me. This woman Monica, my aunt, did something for me that was the most selfless act of humanity & heart centered love that i will forever be humble & grateful for. I feel deeply connected to this precious beautiful soul despite the distance between us, having abundant love like a sister, mother, aunt & friend. It is so bizarre how much alike we are & who I am beneath the adoption cover.
Today embarks another blind journey of self that I decided to take some years ago when I reached out to my biological mothers sister on LinkedIn, asking her if she had a sister named Chris. After my fathers tragic death, I was paralyzed with emotional pain & fear that this discovery of who I am was tragically over, feeling devastated inside.. I was inspired after watching something on adoption about the reunion of a mother & her daughter that I decided to look for my aunt that I knew was out there.
After some back & forth questions of my identity, the veil came down & together we embraced this unique reunion closing the circle to my biological mothers. For over a few years now we have been in contact, making the gap between us seem a bit smaller but today that is about to change. Jody (my aunt) is physically going to meet me this afternoon for the very first time & spend the week in Michigan getting know my family. This again is another circle closed by the sister of my biological parent that could never make the journey themself. Today Im going to meet my very own flesh & blood on my mothers side.
Sometimes bravery is worn in the form of vulnerability. It is the mental & emotional aspects of yourself that has no form of protection, no parachute & no safety net. Today marks another brave blind experience that we are both committed to experience collectively, by coming together & meeting for the very first time in the flesh & blood. Love Always Wins Peace love Faith Hope