Another Milestone ~ 8 years and 8 months in the making!

By Susie

Another milestone in my reunion with my firstborn happened last weekend. (It only took 8 years and 8 months!)

For the first time ever, all of my children AND (almost) all of my grandchildren were together! It was the first time Christopher’s two children met their aunt, uncles, and cousins.

It was an amazing weekend, to say the least. I am so thankful that all three of my raised children fully accept Christopher and his family into our lives. And equally thankful that Christopher, his wife and children fully accept us into theirs. There is no greater joy for me than to see the kids (grown and littles) all laughing and talking and enjoying each others company. I am so very, very blessed.

The weekend also brought an answer to a question I’ve wondered often since reuniting with my son and getting to know his children (10 yr old son and 8 yr old daughter). I didn’t know if they had ever wondered or been told exactly how I was “Grandma” to them. I got that answer as we were walking from one Grandkids watching the penguins. I so loved watching them all be together!

By late afternoon the kids were all ready to leave the zoo and head to our hotel to swim and order pizza in for dinner. We took over almost the entire pool and then reception/breakfast area at the hotel ~ we were 8 adults and 9 children from 7 months – 15 years old.

All My Sons (plus one wife!)

Christopher’s kids seemed a bit overwhelmed with all their cousins, aunt, and uncles ~ trying to remember names, but at the same time also seemed very comfortable with all of them, like we had always been a part of each others lives.

My firstborn son with my latest born granddaughter!
Discussion has already been started on where our next get-together will be.

Life is Good!

Read at the Source: : Finding Christopher, Finding Myself


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About the Author

"When I was first reunited with my son, I thought that I was “wrong” in the feelings and thoughts I was having. It was truly life-changing when I found other mothers of adoption loss who had the same feelings and thoughts as I did. It is because of many of the posts below that I was able to begin the healing process when I finally “came out of the adoption closet”. If you are pregnant and considering adoption, it is important that you learn about adoption from many points of view in order to make a truly informed decision for or against adoption. There is a lot to learn from the parents who have lost a child to adoption, parents who have adopted children, as well as the adoptees themselves. " Susie can be found at :

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