Imagine that you and your spouse had a baby. You raised the little girl from an infant, to a toddler, to a little kid. She learned to walk and to talk and her smart, feisty, funny personality emerged … and then one day she suddenly disappeared without a trace. Ten years later she suddenly reappeared as a beautiful 13 year old.
Now imagine that you’re that little girl. When you’re 7 or 8 years old, in the middle of a very tumultuous young life, you learn that you spent the first few years of your life with some people that you have no memory of. When you’re 13 years old you see a big photo album of baby pictures of yourself with these two strangers … and then one day you meet them.
Today me, my wife and our 13 year former foster daughter opened the beginning of a new chapter of our lives that none of us could ever imagine before today. It truly is a weird, wonderful and wacky world.