Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Life just got joyfully bigger.

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!

6 comments:

Marcy M. said...

Heather!! This is such awesome news!! I can't imagine inheriting 2 sisters at this point in my life. It's so exciting! And I hope you know how much I will be in prayer about it in the coming weeks, as all of you settle into the idea of forming a new family. You are blessed! Love you!

Danna said...

WOW! This is so exciting! Here's me: I just figured out you were adopted not too long ago. (I guess I am slooooooow!) God is so good! I know He will do a HUGE work in this and bless ALL of you!

I LOVE YOU, FRIEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (And I'm sorry that I haven't checked in on you.)

Marcy M. said...

I have to laugh and admit that when I read your title "Life just got joyfully bigger" I thought you were referring to blowing your WW points!

Theresa said...

YAY! That is totally exciting news! I wouldn't know what to do if I suddenly had contact with sisters I didn't know I had for most of my life. You are so amazing in the way you interact with people! Here's to the doors he's opening in your life!

I love you!

Brenda said...

Oh this is just exciting news! I never even knew you were adopted in the first place! Boy, you learn something new everyday around here! All in one day I've learned you're adopted and now you have sisters...It feels like the jackpot! Whoo Hoo! ;o) I praise Him for these blessings that He has poured down upon you!

Brenda said...

Oh this is just exciting news! I never even knew you were adopted in the first place! Boy, you learn something new everyday around here! All in one day I've learned you're adopted and now you have sisters...It feels like the jackpot! Whoo Hoo! ;o) I praise Him for these blessings that He has poured down upon you!