Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Digesting Family

There are 1,019 miles between Denver and Seattle. Those miles were crossed within seconds, as I sat and watched thousands of miles away in a little town in Norway. My son met one of his aunts and his cousins for the first time, all of this courtesy of Skype Conference Calls. The call was a bit unstable but the smiles were easy to see.

Old picture of me and my sister with her husband before they got married.

If you have been following my blog then you know how my son who I gave up for adoption found me not long ago. Since then he has been discovering a whole new family from both my side and his father’s side. He went from being an only child whose adoptive parents and grandparents died, to a person with a large family. It is hard to imagine isn’t it?

Before he can fully digest one family member another one is tossed onto his plate. I don’t think he was totally prepared for such a large amount, but he is handling it with a viking appetite. It can’t be easy to have your whole world turned upside down or have a mother who keeps putting more food on the plate while saying, “Eat it up.” I guess that I am lucky he has a big appetite, but I also know when it is time to let the stew simmer for a while.


So far he has met in person two sisters, two nephews and a father. In little over a month he will be meeting me at the airport. In addition to that he has been on Skype with one brother, one step dad, one aunt and her husband, and 2 cousins. There are many more to meet and I hope with all my heart that he digests us well.

12 comments:

shelly said...

WHat a fabulous real life story.

Michael Di Gesu said...

How wonderful that you were there via Skype... it is amazing. I am so thrilled that you will be meeting him next month...

I still hope that somehow we can meet.... Minnesota isn't that far from here.

He is a VERY LUCKY man to discover the love of his new family. He will have a lifetime of it an NEVER be alone.

Christine Murray said...

I hope that meeting him goes well, it's wonderful that he managed to find all of you. Must be a very emotional time for you both.

Stranger in a Strange Land said...

I'm sure that he will..

Mike

Hilary said...

Hi Siv .. he sounds he has an abundant heart .. and I'm sure like you he's looking forward so much to that meeting in a month or so ..

It's really great that you're sharing it with us all .. thinking of you .. cheers Hilary

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Such a wonderful story. I'm sure he's a little overwhelmed.

julie fedderson said...

I have really enjoyed reading about this journey and your family. Thank you for sharing your stew!

Elisabeth Hirsch said...

I can't wait until he meets you. That will be so awesome.

P. S. I just posted a vlog of myself and Melynda. So silly!

Craziness abounds said...

So I see Elisa is out to embarrass the snot out of me. Every blog I go visit she's talking about our vblog.. lol She's fired.
Anyway... Your boy will do great. Why wouldn't he? He's your son after all. I'm so excited for you to meet him. I can't believe it's less than a month away. Please let me know when your taking off and let me know how it went.. Hugs

Hart Johnson said...

Oh, I'm so glad you get to meet him soon! Are you traveling to the states, or is he going to Norway? I think this is dreamlike in a way. He is lucky to have found all of you.

GigglesandGuns said...

It'll be fine. Borrow Minnie's dress for the occasion. You'll be a hit!

Craziness abounds said...

Tell that boy to digest faster so I can have my friend back. lol Kidding. Hope all is well.