Friday, July 25, 2008

Tinkle In My Tent - Birth Mother

I would like to thank you all for all of your support, guidance and comments regarding the issues that I am facing with my birth mother. I am glad that I took the time to read your comments as well as to ponder the situation carefully before making any rash decisions.



This is an email that I just got from her.



WHEW!!!! Just saw my brother Fred off for home. He arrived here the 29th of June! I love having him here but glad to have my space back now...AND my computer.

The trip home was fine; the usual lack of real service that infects most airlines but without any real impact on me or my fellow travellers.

I did get a lovely email from you immediately following your visit. You had very kingd and generous words to share. I THOUGHT I responded but as distracted with work and company as I have been I may be recalling an intention rather than a fact.

I am so impressed with you, and Mariah. Your poise, intellect, humor and honesty. It was a real joy to spend time with you! I hope we can do it again sometime! In the meantime I want very much to stay in touch with you.

From time to time I find myself looking at my hands and recalling cupping your face in them...it brings tears of joy. I marvel that after all this time I was once again able to hold my baby. Thank you for this amazing gift!




Again..thank you all. This is a huge load off. .....Now I do not have to shoot anyone or jump off a bridge or anything stupid. ........My next book will be titled..."How Blogging Saved My Life!"

11 Comments:

Insane Mama said...

Ahhh, I'm so glad it turned out this way. I'm so glad you don't need to jump off a bridge. Keep writing it's good therapy!


For those of you that read us both, we have separate computers and we never know when the other is going to post or what it will be about. It's fun for us.

Molly said...

I am SO HAPPY!!! Yay for Birth Mom! I hope that has filled you with some hope and eliminated the fears of rejection that were tormenting you. It must have been as overwhelming for her as it was you, but the fact that she sees your visit as a gift is so encouraging.

I would drink a martini to celebrate but I am out of bloody vodka!

Christie said...

I'm so happy for you. I'm so glad she wrote!
It's so nice when such a HUGE event (like meeting your birth mother) can be positive.
I am happy for you!

Stephanie said...

I think I must work on my Narcissism, because reading this took a huge weight off MY shoulders...hmm. Self centered anyone? I am just so happy for you that it turned out this way; the pain and fear before you heard from her came through so clearly in your writing, and judging by my "flooded with relief" reaction, affected me more deeply than I realized. Yay! I'm just thrilled for you!

Off to go gaze at my reflection in a glassy pond or something...

Candid Carrie said...

Next book?

What is the first book? Do tell.

Always Home and Uncool said...

Tent - I'm so happy for you. No sarcasm here from me, just a manly fist bump b/c hugging is so 90s drum beating in the woods.

Rhea said...

YAY!! Chris, I am SO happy for you. She sounds sweet. I'm just so glad you finally heard back from her and that she wants to keep in touch. :o)

buffalodickdy said...

You guys are just writing a book, aren't you? Good Luck...

Deb said...

i think you made up the part about her being inpressed by "Your poise, intellect, humor and honesty." (just joshin)
i am so glad that you heard from her - now you can continue to work on a relationship with her.

'That Girl' said...

Oh my Gosh! I'm so glad it was something like this. I'll bet she does too...look down at her hands like that.

T said...

What a great email from her!!! I try to keep in mind that everyone has their own shit and we're all doing the best we can with what we have/know. Her intention is good. Now you will hopefully not take it personally if she doesn't get back to you as soon as you'd like. She sounds very genuine and honest. Very much like you!

 

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