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Her name is Dianne

I was having trouble sleeping early this morning, but fell back to sleep. I suspected something was going to happen today and it has. Upon awakening at 8:00am I found I had received an email from my birth mother, Dianne, who lives in Berwick, Nova Scotia.

Dianne sent me all of her contact information and a link to pictures of her and my half-brothers from JP’s website for his cute as pie son and daughter (the eldest half-brother who I look a bit like). I’m not sure yet if they’re cool with me posting their pictures here, but when I get the go ahead you’ll see them too. Apparently I’m most like my youngest half-brother, Phil, who’s artsy and a blogger too. You can count on a link as soon as I get it.

Late this afternoon we finally connected over the phone. What a wonderful phone call. I am so grateful I have been able to start in this direction at all. It has taken some doing to get up the nerve to begin this whole process but with the experience I’m having so far I’m looking forward fearlessly to more.

I felt a connection right away and our conversation was a mind blower to say the least. She seems like such a cool person. The more I learn about Dianne and her (my birth) family the more connected to planet Earth I feel in a way I never have before. I’m not an alien (as far as I know to this point) as I have suspected. There are others ‘like’ me.

Being a product of the 60’s as I am now so sure about explains my bent toward hippidom and that, ahem, lifestyle. Dianne is proud that I’m a Beatles fan and not an Elvis man. 🙂

On a really interesting note, Dianne’s mother, my biological grandmother, the war bride from Amsterdam, came from a family that was Jewish and converted to Protestant when the Nazi’s started their insanity before and during WW2. Most of the family is ‘just gone’ as a result of Hitler’s final solution. The one 80+ year old great aunt (who still drives) did survive the war although in a concentration camp and will not go to Germany to this day. That makes me a quarter Jew. Oi! Who knew? I always suspected on a deep level and have even discussed it with Carol prior to knowing as I have felt a special affinity to the Jewish people for as long as I can remember. Now I know why.

I’m looking forward to more contact and meeting this whole new ‘side’ of the family. My biological father may be a different story. I know his name now and will start poking around. I’m not going to hold my breath or plan any kind of result. We’ll see how it plays out. I’m just glad to be having this experience at all. Keep praying for me.

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  • big_almac July 11, 2005, 6:33 pm

    Awesome news Mike.

  • Sic July 11, 2005, 11:20 pm

    Prayers are keep on keepin’ on…

  • ewarz July 12, 2005, 6:47 am

    best of luck bro. after following this for so long, this progress almost seems surreal.

  • Pauly July 12, 2005, 9:30 am

    Silence. Smiling silence. Thanks for including us on this journey.

  • Kim July 12, 2005, 11:19 am

    thanks Mike for sharing this journeys with us.

  • Kell July 12, 2005, 11:34 am

    pssst… I still suspect your part alien.
    Is way cool Mike.
    I guess there really is a reason for everything.

  • sneakypete July 12, 2005, 2:48 pm

    Thanks for sharing Mike, makes me think I should try this journey myself..
    As far as beind part Jew, I always new you belonged in the movie biz, I just didnt know if you were meant to act or produce. : )

  • schlemiel July 12, 2005, 3:15 pm

    That would explain those teeny-tiny matzo balls you pack around in your shorts!

  • maritimemac July 12, 2005, 5:15 pm

    well isn’t this the coolest thing i have heard of,thanks for sharing this with us for i know that this whole thing has not been easy for you and carol,pretty awesome bud

  • prairiewoman July 12, 2005, 5:51 pm

    Wow, way cool Mike. All the best on this journey–hey do you get to wear 1/4 of a yarmalka (Tommy can check my spelling). LOL

  • thezookeeper July 13, 2005, 1:00 pm

    Keep us posted Mike! So happy for you!

  • Bull July 14, 2005, 9:56 am

    Great deal Mike. Don’t make the mistake of blaming God. You took the initiative and got this done on your own.

  • Bart July 14, 2005, 5:42 pm

    Mike. Great News Bud. I always had a feeling you might turn out to be human.

  • Karin July 24, 2005, 7:13 pm

    Great news Mike! Hey – not only do we have our birthdays and our successful adoption searches in common… Oi! I found out that my out that my birthmother’s family is Jewish, too! She’s not practicing, but her father was. And believe me, I’ve gotten all of the jokes. My husband says that this explains everything about me. lol Congrats and best of luck in the future with your b-mom and sibs.

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