Today has been both interesting yet very emotional (in a good way.)
When I was seven and going into the second grade, my older sister gave birth to a little girl, and she ended up putting her up for adoption. I was there when she was turned over to her adoptive parents, and while my memory's a little foggy (I thought it was in october when it was actually in august) I do remember holding her , and not really fully aware of the situation, other than she wasn't going to live with my sister.
Now it's been over eighteen years. My sister Jessica has another daughter who will be seventeen in February... and this week, Naomi... the one who was put up for adoption... got in contact with Sari... her half sister... over facebook. (Jessica had her profile blocked so outsiders couldn't add her as a friend). Jessica didn't know this and on a whim last night she made it so friends of friends could add her...and about thirty minutes later Naomi friended her
Today I was checking my facebook like I always do, and I noticed that on Sari's status about her having all district choir tonight, it said "Jessica ___ and Naomi ____ like this" Curious but not thinking TOO much of it (my niece has over 2000 friends on facebook...but a LOT of family members keeping an eye on her page... she's not exactly smart about what she posts) I clicked on Naomi's name, and saw that she was friends with both Sari and Jessica.
I immediately called Jessica and asked if that was her daughter, and found out what had transpired since last night. She had gone through a whole gamut of emotions, but she and Naomi had been sending messages back and forth. I wanted to friend her on facebook, but I wanted to talk with Jess first, and Jessica sent a message to Naomi telling her about me, and Naomi immediately friended me.
It took me a few hours until I could figure out what exactly to say. She's eighteen now, and it's been overwhelming for ME, I can only imagine what it must be like for her, Sari and Jess. She messaged me back and said she was excited about getting to knwo all of us... and she's coming into town during her winter break in December to see Sari. Jessica is planning on coming up, and it should be ...a real tearfest... but I'm excited!!