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Mar 31, 2016

Parenting in the Rain, Episode 14

Meeting My Sister, Melissa: A Story of Love, Adoption, and Connection

In This Episode:

  • In this episode, I share a story that is close to my heart.   A story about meeting my sister, Melissa, which was adopted at birth.
  • At the time of her adoption, our sweet mom was struggling, without the means to even provide food and shelter for herself, much less a baby.  
  • My sister found out later in life that she was adopted and started searching for us.  Eventually she found us in January 2015.  
  • I will remember the day that I first met her.  We spoke via phone since she lives about 1,000 miles away from us.  It felt surreal.   
  • In March, just a couple of months later, her husband and sons flew down to meet us all in person.   We had a big family gathering with BBQ, tug-of-war, and family togetherness. I cherish the pictures that we took that day, as they bring back so many warm memories.
  • Unfortunately, our mom was diagnosed with lung cancer.  As you can imagine, we were all devastated at the thought of losing her to cancer (my dad died from lung cancer 3 years earlier), but we felt so grateful that she had a chance to connect with Melissa after 49 years.   
  • Melissa, with a kind and accepting heart, gave my mom so much peace and healing during her last few months of life.  
  • In this episode, Melissa shares what this experience was like for her.  
  • We are forever grateful that she found us when she found us.  

Resources 

(Some of These Resources Are Affiliate Links)

www.parentingintherain.com

www.jackieflynnconsulting.com

https://www.facebook.com/groups/parentingintherain/

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