Monday, September 13, 2010

Imagine Meeting you the produce aisle!

Jack and I met two very special people today!  And all by God's design and in His timing.

I've wanted to meet Jack's birthmother's other son and his family for sometime now, but getting up my courage to jump in and do it was taking too long for God's taste apparently  because today, at the supermarket, in my  "I'm running errands after swimming and before going home to put make up on clothes" Our eyes locked, I recalled her face from the past at our initiation and then again at training...I realised that the little boy in the cart was HIM!!!!!  H's other son!  And E. Who I've been so ready but not ready to meet was smiling at me and asking, "are you Kelley?" as I was commenting on the cuteness of her little guy's hair, it all seemed to happen at the same time, a totally anonymous mom converstation and the realization that I KNEW THEM
The awesome thing? She was as excited as I am!  Neither of us wanted to leave the store!
I made the produce guy take a picture, I'm sure he thought we were nuts.

Open adoption doesn't always mean open with the birthmom, sometimes it means "Open minded to your definition of family"  Because I think our family just grew.



Jewls said...

I got the chills reading this! How AWESOME!

Kel said...

I can't describe the awesomeness, We hugged and then asked "Was that weird?" I was so excited to meet her! It felt like meeting one of the blogger buddies or something, only she's even more connected to me than that. We decided then and there that we're related. Still not sure how to explain it, but we are!

BB said...

That is soooo awesome!!! I am so excited for you. What an incredible bond to have with someone.

Oh, and how coincidental?!?!


Mom 2 my boys said...

Hello!!!!! I hope since you shared your blog that it is okay that I am saying hi. :)

Today has been amazing, I can't stop smiling. As you walked away S waved and said "Bye bye J" And then and there I lost it. Brothers. God. All of us! I agree we are family. We have to come up with a name for our connection.


Rebekah said...

I love this. When you live your life wide-open, God will do the amazing.

Kel said...

It's more than ok!

He said bye to Jack!! That's so sweet! I loved meeting both of you! I can't wait to see you guys again! :D

We can call ourselves the "outlaws" LOL

thecrowls said...

wow, that is so awesome Kel! It's an awesome reminder that God will make things happen in the best timing, even when we have other thoughts!

Michelle said...

That is INCREDIBLE! Wow! Chills! Wow. Now reading Kel's comment, I'm crying! This is such an awesome story!

Kel said...

I got the following comment from Jamie at wings of hope, and my iphone and I fought again. Sorry Jamie!!!

Jamie Says:
oh wow ~ i just got all teary!! amazing....i loved looking at the picture too and seeing the resemblance. was it strange for you to look at another little boy and see your son in him?? so happy for you ~ all of you. :)

His mom and I had been emailing a little and I had seen a fairly recent picture of him, so I was prepared for it eventually, but the idea that H's boys were in the same place at the same time, all by God's design was FLOORING. It occurred to me this morning that we are H's family. And should she ever decide to re-enter our lives, we are ready to be just that. Her family.

Rachel said...

This is soo amazing!!!

sarah @ life {sweet} life said...

Wow, that totally gives me chills! If that isn't providence I don't know what is. So happy for you! :)