~I have just returned from 6 wonderful days spent in Melbourne getting to know my birth family. It is a scary and somewhat overwhelming experience travelling to another state to pretty much stay with strangers and hope that you click....but def worth the risk...if it didnt work then I would have returned home , put it down to experience, and had no regrets.
The trip was one I will remember for a lifetime.......I am very, very lucky to have the most amazing bunch of people to call my brothers and sisters. They showed me more love in those 6 days than I have ever had in a lifetime. I stayed with one of my brothers and his beautiful family, and my sister in law is one in a million. She instantly made me feel at home and part of the family. I even got to meet extended family at a birthday party and was treated to some wonderful entertaining family stories.
All my life I never felt like I belonged anywhere....I always felt out of sync with everyone around me....never making friends easily...always the loner...always alone. But spending those 6 days changed everything.......I finally FIT somewhere....and that is the best feeling in the whole world. No words can describe the happinest I feel inside... a sense of belonging.....a sense of family.
Leaving them to fly home, was one of the hardest things I have ever had to do in my life. I never wanted it to end.
Luckily with all the technology available to us these days ...keeping in touch will never be a problem....and while its not the same as a face to face ...it is def better than nothing~