My niece and nephew came recently with many questions about their past. They got answers. They met relatives they have never known. They had questions for them, too. They got more answers. They also got answers to questions they did not think to ask. They saw themselves mirrored in our behaviors and mannerisms. They experienced laughter and camaraderie. They found an instant connection.
There is a single stream of love that comes from genetic connections that one cannot explain. Belonging is one of the more basic needs in Maslow’s Hierarchy. It comes just above health and safety. It is at a fundamental level that we experience the mysteriousness of belonging to one another. Familial loving generates that stream of love.
Thank you Pam and Erick for having the courage to come here to change the ending of your life story…to discover the footprints you did not know you were following. I hope you left knowing that you are loved and that you very much belong to this crazy family.