Yesterday I spoke to half-bio-bro for the first time. I’m a professional questioner yet I found myself almost speechless.
His grandfather (my bio one) was born on a ship to the US! He and his brothers became farmers. Their father, my bio-dad was also a farmer.
I have four half bio siblings–three younger than I am. They don’t know about me as I was born after my oldest half-bio-bro. Oldest half-bio-bro remembers my bio-mom. He believed my story to be true. I lost any doubt when I saw a picture of his son in his 20’s. He looked just like me. It was amazing!
I don’t really feel comfortable saying more than that right now. It’s a lot to take in.
What a year this has been! On New Years Eve when I ate every lucky food I could find mentioned on the Internet–salmon’s one, kale’s another, collard greens and spinach still more foods–so this wasn’t an unknown me–I had no idea that the next Friday I would randomly be looking at a picture of my bio-mom when an editor from Psychology Today called.
And in early summer I would hear from my birth cousins on bio-mom’s side. I know I will look back and think 2011 the most amazing of years even if most of the time it felt as if the US was drowning in its fluids.
First I have to catch my breath!