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Meeting Dianne

I spent the day with Dianne, my birth mother, yesterday. Above is the first picture of us together after 36 years.

We had a pleasant day ‘catching up’ on 36 years of what’s happening and I enjoyed looking at her family photos. We met her co-workers (more like family and friends if you ask me), went to New Minas, a.k.a. New Mindless, to get birthday cakes for upcoming events and then watched Boondock Saints (she loves movies as much as I do) and just talked and talked. I couldn’t have asked for a better day. She gave me the photo a friend of hers sneakily took of me in the hospital just days old, my hospital bracelet, a copy of the ‘letter of apprehension’ from my adoption and the letter given her by the social worker once I had been placed with Mom and Dad.

More after the jump. —->

Dianne’s co-workers turned out to be such nice women and very excited for Dianne and I. Thanks for making me feel so welcome.

Here’s Dianne and I in front of the big apple on the lawn of the town hall in Berwick where Dianne works.

So far so good. BBQ here in Bridgewater today at the Browne estate. More pictures to follow.

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  • prairiewoman August 20, 2005, 11:52 am

    Well, we can see where you get your good looks from eh. I couldn’t be more thrilled for you Mike, I’m sure this was a test of every emotion you could have felt. Thank god for all the years of personal growth you’ve had to make it possible for you to meet her without prejudice. Have you cried enough yet???

  • maritimemac August 20, 2005, 12:20 pm

    i am so happy for you my friend,i think that it is awesome that you are sharing this part of your life with us all

  • Uncle Morty Schwartz August 20, 2005, 5:28 pm

    Oy vai! My eyes seem to be leaking. Gevalt, what courage the bunch of you have. Inspiring!

  • ewarz August 20, 2005, 6:13 pm

    A day that you will never forget!! Thanks for sharing such a special moment with us!! Congratulations bro, that ear-to-ear smile on your face says more than words ever can!

  • Melissa August 20, 2005, 7:36 pm

    Hi Mike – I’m an adoptee that found your blog at random…coincidentally, I happily reunited with my birthmom last month and my 36th birthday is around the corner. Heartiest congratulations to both of you…isn’t this the most amazing feeling in the world?? Enjoy it, and here’s to a new beginning.

  • Lorno August 20, 2005, 8:20 pm

    Thats awesome my old friend I am very very happy for you,……words escape me ….unusual. Love Ya nitz

  • Kellie August 21, 2005, 12:45 am

    I am at a loss for words. I simply wanted to let you know how happy I am for you, and yours.

  • big_almac August 21, 2005, 4:49 am

    Mike, what a great thing to happen to a great guy. Hope you enjoy your trip home. Make sure you have a bubba sub and some larsens weiners while you are back home. Say hi to your folks.

  • Sneaky Pete August 21, 2005, 9:31 am

    By the grace of God…

  • Carol Boylan August 21, 2005, 4:12 pm

    Hi Mike! It was great to meet you and I would like to thank you for making Dianne’s life complete. I am so glad to have been a part of this reunion and I wish you all many more happy years together!!

  • Pauly August 22, 2005, 9:26 am

    I can’t remember ever seeing a more beautiful picture of two happy people. The journey ends and a new one begins. Enjoy your lives together – its been a long time coming. Thanks again for including all of us.

  • David Stamblerambler August 22, 2005, 12:11 pm

    It’s so hard for someone outside of the two of you to know what you must be going through – it must be somewhat like a fantastic voyage through a wormhole, into which an alternate reality suddenly reveals itself. Many questions answered but then so many more questions appear. Wonderful to see the photo, and look forward to seeing you upon your return. Very cool indeed.

  • thezookeeper August 23, 2005, 10:14 am

    I Luv happy endings…I mean beginnings…thanks for sharing Mike. You must be feeling on top! You look alot like your Mom and half bro too!

  • Sic August 24, 2005, 8:23 am

    Awesome awesome Mike!!!
    You and your Mom look SOOO much alike! And that’s a good thing! 🙂
    I’m happy for you my friend! Very much indeed!

  • Jacqueline from How your Future Works! September 7, 2005, 3:29 pm

    Congrats Mike, so special and MAN do you two look alike.

    Glad to hear things are working out on the job front also….

    Jacqueline

  • David Stuart September 7, 2005, 7:21 pm

    I had no idea you were adopted Mikey. So was I and was also reunited with my birthmother after a 5 year search. We’ve been cloes for the past 6 years or so and, in fact, I’m off to Fort McMurray to spend Christmas with my birthmother, her husband and my 4 half siblings. What a trip being able to relate to a true blood relative, isn’t it? Feelings only adopted children can understand. All the best to you and your new found relatives Mike!

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