Posted: 18/09/2017 at 17:29
Evening all - thanks muchly for all the kind remarks and concern about my neck. it's a lot better today
Doc - all been said already, but families can be so complicated. Looking at it from your half brother's side - who knows what he might have been getting told too, as in Dove's story. Easy for everyone to judge. I think you've handled it really well, and if your sisters don't like it, it's not your fault, or his. Hopefully, in time, they'll understand and be more accepting, but I can also see why they don't want their feelings about 'their Dad' to be tarnished in any way.
My two Canadian cousins were adopted - both as babies, and from different families.They were often asked if they wanted to look for their 'real' parents, and both said no. My aunt and uncle were their parents as far as they were concerened, and they felt no need to look for the people who had only created them, but had no further input. The only drawback (similar to Dove's story) was that my cousin Martin was prone to blackouts when he was young, and they were never able to find out if it was hereditary, or caused by something else, as there was no record of the parents' medical history. Fortunately, he outgrew them. We all deal with things in different ways, and there's no right or wrong, just different.
It's so true - that poem. I'm trying very hard not to do it to mine. Not sure if I'll manage it.
Glad you got a good result with the clothes BL. Nice outcome
All extra wonga for the hols Hosta, but - willing horse and all that....
Very wet overnight last night here, but not a bad day. Busy at work still - the usual numpties (polite version) with their 'oh didn't you get me email about my order?' sh**e. Sigh....