Okay - so I have to explain where I have been for the last few days,and also confess to T & D that I MAJORLY blew my points for the last two days. ( I told you that you would know when I dropped off the face of email!)
Well, my family has 'officially' expanded.
Most of you know I'm adopted, and I have had some contact with my birthmom over the last six or seven years. I got the exciting news yesterday that over the weekend she shared all of this with her daughters, Abbey and Katie, who are both in college. This sort of sets a different tone and direction to all of our interactions... and it is such a blessing.
A flurry of emails, and a phone call with Abbey has just intensified my feelings of excitement and privilege at getting this opportunity. It's all new, and as Abbey commented, there aren't really "Etiquette" books on how to do all of this, but I feel pretty rich, to inherit at this stage of life a whole new family in addition to all I already have. I'm hoping to get to talk to Katie soon - as life & comfortability on her end allow.
It's hard to put into words what all of this means, but I feel again, way out of my league in their generosity and in the richness of being invited not just to be known, but to be known as a sister.
It conjures up all new emotions at the idea of how we are "adopted" by God. :-)
So all that to both share with you my fun celebrations over on this side of town, ( because I love how you celebrate with me!) and to ask you to pray for God to be blessing all of this and working in anything that might be difficult in all the newness. He is so good!