Thursday, July 2, 2009

Letters dated July 30, 1999

Hope you are well...

Dear Merrily,

Please let us know that you were not near the tragedy.
I guess no city is immune these days.

Bryan and Melanie are off on their wonderful trip.
I heard from them on Wednesday from Seattle.

I will write this weekend, as I am dashing out the door to work.



PS Do you have email at home? or just at work? is it okay to use?

Re: Hope you are well...

Dear MOB,

Gapetto and I are both safe, the shootings took place in Buckhead
which is about 4 miles from where we both work in midtown.
These kinds of horrible things seem to be happening all too
frequently these days.

I'm glad to hear Bryan and Melanie are enjoying themselves. I didn't
hear back from him about his allergies. I could easily make this a
cat-free environment while they are here - and is he allergic to
dogs? Any tips on how to stock the fridge?

Life sure has a way of working things out. Russ and I are trying to
get pregnant - it is the first time in my life I felt that I was ready
to and now I have a partner who is equally excited about it. I had
so many issues to resolve about being pregnant and about feeling
that I was ready to be a good parent. I have never been happier in
my life than I am right now and that's when I heard from you and
Bryan. It seems so much more than circumstantial. I am excited,
nervous, anxious, apprehensive, happy - all kinds of emotions are
surfacing in light of this meeting. I imagine that you have some
conflicting emotions too. You seem so wonderful with Bryan.
Checking to make sure that it will go okay but then stepping back
and giving him room to fly. You seem like a very good mother and
I really feel blessed by that. I always loved Dr. O.B. and it seems
he was very intuitive in picking you.

I am expecting a couple books from in the mail
today on this kind of reunion. The ones I chose deal with all sides'
emotions - the birth mother, the adoptive mother and the child's.
This is such a unique kind of thing I don't know anyone who has been
through it. I have a friend who found his birth mother and she doesn't
want to have any sort of relationship with him and I know that hurts
him. If the books are good I will pass them on to you.

In the meantime, we wait for their arrival...

Hope to hear from you soon



PS I can access my email from home and work. I have my own
graphic design studio now so it's just me and the occasional freelances
who don't use my internet.

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At July 2, 2009 at 2:17 PM , Blogger Mama Goose said...

I love this journey. Thanks again for sharing it with us.

At July 2, 2009 at 2:54 PM , Blogger Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

This exchange reminded me of the Olympic bombing. I was a volunteer and even though the husband and I were snoozing when it happened, the phone calls came pouring in.

Thanks for sharing this with us!

At July 2, 2009 at 3:26 PM , Blogger Laura - Are We Nearly There Yet Mummy? said...

I love the letters. I get excited when I see your posts!

At July 4, 2009 at 10:30 PM , Blogger Krystyn said...

Thanks for sharing.

BTW, I totally didn't know you were in ATL.

At July 5, 2009 at 5:10 PM , Blogger Debbie said...

I love learning about you from these letters.

At July 6, 2009 at 10:37 PM , Blogger Mary Ellen said...

This stuff really hits me (in a good way). What a wonderful story you're sharing with us. Thank you.


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