Would You Say Yes?

Do you ever have those days that come around, that when you think back to a year ago how different your life is? How in such a short time, as in 365 days, your life was turned upside down and forever changed.

Do you know that feeling you get when one day forever changes you, and that day feels like the actual start of your life? That every day before that one was a day you lived not as aware, all those days before this one blur the rest and the present seems like the only thing in focus. That a year is, in reality, such a short amount of time and when it passes you look back and yet, you can’t fully comprehend how much things have really changed.

Have you ever had a day that changed your world so much you look back and wonder how did I exist before today?

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One year ago today my life changed. And it was for the better. As I prepare for 2018, I realize that 2017 has been a crazy one. Full of sharp turns, new experiences, and feeling a hole in my life start to be filled.

Last December 29th my mom called the whole family into the kitchen and the Facebook message she read changed our entire lives. From that moment there was no going back, ever.

The baby she had given up for adoption, had contacted her. I was no longer the oldest. I was no longer the only girl. My identity changed drastically.

I guess fate didn’t think we had had enough surprises for one day and decided to plop my mom’s long lost biological fathers side of the family back into the tree. Needless to say, it was not only a great but emotionally crazy day for us all.

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If I told you that today would be the day your life would change dramatically, but that it would be a crazy wild ride that would change how you see the world and the people in your world, would you say yes?

I did. I wouldn’t change the last year, ups and downs, for anything in the world. My heart feels healed and more complete even if sometimes I feel like I have no idea how steep the roller coaster hill I’m coming up on is. I’ve got my old and my new family members to help me out along the ride.

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