I was happy to get back to the office today and see the new carpet in place. I had sufficient breaks to get all my books and pretties back on the newly dusted furniture. The carpet looks really good, and sturdy, which should keep it looking good for some time. Bob took the grand kids to an animal park today while I was working and all four of them had a great day.
Thanks Ruth for a whole array of questions for my question request post. And everybody else, please don't be intimidated by the length of Ruth's lists. I'll just keep at it, one question a day, and will insert other people's questions (if any) between Ruth's. Your first one is one of your easiest Ru.
How do you feel about your birth parents? And do you have any desire to get in touch with them?
I don't really think or feel much about my birth parents very often these days. My birth and childhood seem so long ago. I am who I am and that personhood results from mysterious combination of the genes they gave me,the experiences, love, and training my adoptive parents gave me, and all the experiences and choices I've had and made since. I wonder sometimes (rarely) how having had me during college affected the remainder of my birth parents' lives. I wonder about half siblings. I wonder if my birth parents are still alive. I'm glad I saw my birth father give a lecture once, glad I saw my birth mother's picture in the University yearbook (on the swim team) and glad I heard her voice on he telephone. I hope they have had good lives and wish them well. I am thankful to them for the gift of life - for the particular genetic combination that is me, and for making the best, most responsible decision they could about arranging for my raising.