This week I am going to eschew my normal philosophical musing type posts. I am doing this for a couple of different reasons. The first is that now since I have established a blogging style, it is time to sprinkle in a few other things. Secondly I wanted to talk about a few things that are important to me. Last, I don’t want people to start thinking that my entire life revolves around depression and anxiety (be prepared to still hear mention of those). I do experience and observe other things in life. If you do like the other format, fear not! I have plenty of topics still in the hopper.
This weekend we went to visit my bio-family. What a great time. Just a quick synopsis of how my relationships shake out: After I was born and placed for adoption, my parents did end up getting married. After getting married they had two more sons. After getting divorced, Mom married her current and second husband, and they had a son and a daughter. I am roughly 2 years older than Brother 1 (I couldn’t come up with nicknames that were clever or that weren’t completely dorky, so this is what you get) 3 years older that Brother 2, 9 1/2 years older than Brother 3, and 19 years older (kinda weird to think about, but so cool) than Little Sister.
After several failed attempts I still hadn’t met B3, and mom had mentioned how she would like to see Little Guy and Baby Girl. It almost didn’t work again, as B3’s completely adorable little one (10 months) was going through diapers like a hot knife through butter, and he had a lot of homework to do. In the end Mom convinced him to come, as we could all go do something and take the baby with us, so he could have the house all to himself. I am so glad that it worked out.
Within minutes of getting there on Friday and settling down, LG climbed up on Mom’s lap with a book. If we hadn’t done anything else for the whole weekend, that sight was pure gold. Soon, B3 arrived with his fiance and little one. his fiance came in first and almost asked my what I was doing there before she realized who I was (B2 and I look so much alike). When B3 came in we shared a big brotherly bear hug (loving the alliteration there). The kiddos had a great time with their cousins. In particular, Little Guy had a ball with B2’s daughter who is about the same age as he is.
Mostly, though, I had a great time. We all got to talk about things serious, silly, philosophical, and fun. LW commented on how strange it felt that everything was so comfortable. I was a little worried that B3 and I wouldn’t have as much common ground with me as the others because on the surface we seem the most different, but that is not at all how it turned out. By the time we left, BG who is normally quite shy had warmed up to Mom.
We talked about the next times that we would be getting together. I left feeling recharged. I am so tired today, though! It was definitely an eventful and satisfying weekend.
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