Monday, 9 September 2013

Treasure found

I ummed and aahed about whether I was going to do this post or not, it is not teacher related and is completely about my personal life.  In the end I wrote this 3 times and deleted it twice, so if you are reading this I got through writing it.
I have been a bit MIA this last week because I made a very unplanned trip to a little outback town in Queensland, it was 2 plane flights and a 4 1/2 hour drive.

Why would I go to such lengths you may ask? Well to meet my "new" eldest sister.....46 years ago my parents were forced to adopt out their first child, unmarried mothers were not given much choice back then. They later married and had 4 more children, but for the last 20 years or more they have been looking for each other, last week we found her, 3 days later we were all on a plane to meet her and her family.  I cannot begin to describe the joy when we all met, it is amazing to look into the face of a person you have never met and instantly know they are family and they are a part of you.  The next amazing thing is the overwhelming love that bubbles up inside you.

When I look at these pictures it just feels like she has always been there.

 The first meeting of Mum, Dad and daughter


 The family together at last




Sisters... from left, my younger sister, me, my older sister, my eldest sister, the only one missing is my youngest brother who unfortunately could not get there.

I can tell you right now, there was NO denying she is part of our family, I see each of us in her face, mannerisms and the way she talks.  

Again I know this is more about my personal story, but when I started this blog I started it for me and this last week was such an amazing experience for all of us I just could not keep it in.

The most wonderful thing is that when we found her, we also gained 2 granddaughters/nieces and 2 great grandchildren.....that makes me a great Aunt......I am preferring Awesome Aunt, makes me feel less old :)

Anyway that is the wonderful reason why I have been a bit out of touch and I am so happy to have this wonderful person in my life now.

I want to say a big thank you to my bloggy friends who went through this with me, you know who you are and I am thankful everyday that I had your support.

I have read many blog posts about people who are thinking about adoption or are currently in the process of adopting.  I need to say that although we haven't had the chance to meet here adoptive family we are so thankful that they brought her up in a loving family.  

So I will finish this post with a big thank you to those people who adopt with love in their heart, you are very special people.


12 comments:

  1. Amazing post. Sometimes we need to show our human side. It is what makes us us. Enjoy your 'new' sister and all the new memories you will all make together.

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    1. Thanks so much Paula, memories made have already started!

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  2. What a wonderful story! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Such a lovely story, Tania. I'm so happy for you and your family!

    Stef
    Miss Galvin Learns

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    1. Thanks Stef, still have the smile on my face!
      Tania

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  4. My sister was adopted by our family and I am so grateful that her mum allowed her to be adopted. I adore my little sister and could not possibly imagine life without her. Your story is precious too.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Julie :-)
    Mrs Stowe's Kinder Cottage

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    1. Oh Julie, thank you so much, I have tears in my eyes right now. I can tell you that knowing she was with people who loved her was the best news we could get, especially for my Mum. Thank you for sharing too.

      Tania
      Mrs Poultney's Ponderings

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  5. Wow! Tania that is an amazing experience to have and must have been so hard for your parents to deal with. Sounds like your journey has just begun together. I'm really glad that you wrote about you and not just your classroom- these blogs are ours and should be about a bit of everything that we're prepared to share.

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    1. Thanks so much Bec, I am so thankful we found her and we now have this time together and in the future.
      Tania

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  6. Congrats Awesome Auntie! Family is EVERYTHING! wendy 1stgradefireworks@gmail.com
    1stgradefireworks

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    1. Thanks so much Wendy! BTW I am an awesome Auntie!

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  7. So happy for you girl! And so proud of you too - was great to see photos and share the experience with you a little :)

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