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September 22, 2008, 6:45 am CDT

Reunions

I struggled a long time with the question of whether or not to invite media to my reunion. I was put up for adoption right after my birth. And after 31 years, I finally met my mother for the first time at the end of August. Reunions are emotionally complicated things, but I know from seeing others, how rewarding and heart warming they can be. I am one of a few people that had a great experience meeting a long lost relative. In the end, I felt for my mothers sake, to keep our moment private. There is nothing worse then the added pressure of a spotlight to scare the living daylights out of someone. It can create false hope, and force people to act differently then they normally would. I hope for all those involved, that your reunions go well, and please be sure to have strong supportive people around you when its time. Fear of a second rejection is a heavy weight to bear, so prepare as best you can, and may God bless you and care for you.
 

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