Friday, September 23, 2011

WHAT I DID ON MY SUMMER VACATION

My Brother Michael Di Gesu, in timely fashion as always, has put together a blogfest in celebration of summer. What did you do on your summer vacation? Is summer really over already? I guess I am in denial even as I hear the sound of the fire in our wood stove.


So I will tell you what I did this summer and you are not going to believe the vacation I had! I went on a heart and mind trip like no other. I won the most wonderful trip to what could have been an episode of “This is your life.”  I spent my summer getting to know a son that I thought was lost to me at birth. He found me 34 years after I had given him up for adoption, so I traveled through cyber space with the help of Facebook and Skype. I also got to watch my daughter meet her brother and her sister for the first time. You can read about that here. Not your typical vacation I agree. No airplane tickets or packing required, no hotels or vacation resort, no money was spent. I can tell you though that this has been a summer that I will never forget, a vacation that was unlike any other, and I can truly say that I had the time of my life and I believe in miracles!


14 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Siv, that has to be the most wonderful, amazing, and blessed summer ever!

Ella said...

Hi Siv,
I am so touched and so happy for you! What a blessing and so wonderful to find each other! I, too believe in miracles! xXx

erica and christy said...

Congratulations, Siv. It's so heartwarming to hear about your story.
erica

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Oh, Siv, bless your sweet mother's heart. I'm crying here with joy. How precious! I am SO happy for you guys. *HUGS*

Thank you for sharing such a precious moment. <3


♥.•*¨Elizabeth¨*•.♥

sue said...

Ah ha, now I understand some of those earlier posts. Congratulations - how wonderful.

Craziness abounds said...

I'm so happy that you got to do this. I'm so busy right now have had a hard time getting on here. I'm so sorry Ihavne't been over more. Since I did the blog make over I had to delete all my buttons so I'm reinstalling yours right now.

Elisabeth Hirsch said...

That is so wonderful! I LOVED reading this :)

Melissa Bradley said...

I'm with Alex on this one. What an amazingly miraculous summer you've had. Thank you for sharing your miracles with us.

GigglesandGuns said...

It's only just begun!

(Do not send that Carpenter song to me, Siv. I hate it. ;0))

Donna Hole said...

Way cool. Isn't technology wonderful sometimes :)

.....dhole

Susan Kane said...

What a question answered so beautifully! Seeing your son, reuniting, seeing the beginning of a relationship--so very awesome!

Monti said...

What an amazing story! Thank you for sharing. Best wishes for a loving and growing relationship for all.

Monti
NotesAlongTheWay

N. R. Williams said...

What an amazing and rewarding summer. Three cheers for you and your children.
Nancy
N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium

Nancy Thompson said...

That's such a wonderful thing about your son. I, too, have a child I lost right after birth. I was forced to give her up for adoption. I love that we now have a relationship of sorts. We email each other at times and keep up daily via Facebook. She just turned 27 last Friday and, as I've done for the last 7 years, I got to wish her a happy birthday. Enjoy your new relationship for what it is, a true blessing.