Thank you all so much for following along on my journey to healing. I hope that these posts have shed some new light on the different aspects of adoption.
After a month of personal reflection, I’ve come to some key takeaways:
The first is that I recognize just how grateful I am that God has taken care of me all of my life. Starting with my first mom choosing to give me life and then putting me into the hands of my amazing parents.
I’m also so thankful for all of the wonderful adoptee friendships that I’ve made and the supportive community that I have found among the “adoption triad” (adoptees, adoptive parents and the first parents). I now recognize that it is possible to have two moms in your heart and love them both. I love my first mom and I love my mom very much (and dad too!). I love that I can now call two place homes; Colombia and Long Island.
Finally I am thankful to God for revealing answers to many of the questions that were buried in my heart for the majority of my life. Discovering these answers helped bring down the walls which guarded my heart for so long. For the first time I felt free to be vulnerable and in doing so I finally reclaimed my voice.
To all of my fellow adoptees near and far thank you so much for being inspirations, sources of strength and encouragement over the last two years. For those of you who are struggling or going through a difficult season of life, I want you to know that there is hope and healing to be found. If any of you ever has any questions or needs an ear just to listen, I am here for you.