Today is an extremely momentous day in two sisters lives. Today is the day that I will meet Megan, my half-sister, for the first time. Those of you who have followed my blog for some time know that I’m adopted. Most of you also know that my sister reached out to me almost two years ago. We’ve been emailing back and forth since. We’ve never had a FaceTime conversation, nor have we spoken on the phone. Today Stan and I, Megan and Hans are all converging in Raleigh for a fate-filled day. The meeting.
We’re planning on lunch, dinner, breakfast, learning about each other in person, hearing each other’s voices, and watching the other’s mannerisms to see what mimics our own. Stan and Hans will be our safety nets, shoring up emotions that may run amok or run free. I had matching bracelets made, sister gifts, so we have a memento of our weekend together. I’ll fill you in on how things go.
We’ve talked about publishing our letters, so everyone can hear this unique story that has been almost two years in the making. I’m sure we’ll talk more about that endeavor over the weekend. Who knows, maybe we’ll even start collaborating this weekend, but I doubt it. I think we’ll just work on getting to know each other.
Those of you who have followed me for so long know how much I cherish our family, expanding and growing as years go on. This is another extension of that. How fun. How nerve wracking. How exciting!
Wish me luck.