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I went to answer the phone and proceeded to tell Tiffany about her older brother and how the day had gone and our plans of getting
together within the next few weeks. Tiffany was thrilled with the prospect of meeting Kevin.
"tif, you've got to help me plan for this reunion between the
four of you, i need your help...ok?" Tiffany responded just the way I thought she would, "Of
course, I'll help...what do you want me to do?" We talked about our tentitive plans for the re-reunion and firmly decided the best
place to have everyone get together would be the house at Walloon.
Plenty of room, cozy and most of all, comfortable. Plus, the fall colors
would be gorgeous on the trees out there. they'll fall in love with the place, i thought. With the plans started and the questions
about Kevin answered, Tiffany and I ended our phone conversation and I hung up. I proceeded to the dining room and was waylayed,
once again, by the ringing of the phone. This time it was Nancy, my sister. "Oh, Denise, I just couldn't stand it any longer, I've been so
worried about today...what happened? ...did everything go OK?...are you all right?" "oh, nancy, it was
just an incredible experience... kevin is wonderful and ruth and dave made me feel so welcome and wanted and accepted. everyone
was warm and open and so loving. and you're just not going to believe this, we're getting together again in three weeks
time! isn't that great? Nancy listened to my ravings with renewed interest and a feeling that
everything was going to, indeed, be ok. "Frank and I will have to figure out a time to come up and visit and meet Kevin".
"oh, nancy, that'd be great, i'm so glad you want to meet him.
Nancy and I ended our conversation with a promise to talk to each other again within the week. It was getting late and as I made
my way back out to the dining room, I found, to my dismay, that the twins were still up... Ben said, "Can you tell us what happened, now?"
After I relayed to Danielle and Ben the highlights of the day, Ben
said, "An older brother, that seems weird, Mom, but I think I'm going to
like it". I shooshed them to bed and secluded myself in the computer room.
Alone time... so much had happened today and I need to send off an email to Kevin to let him know what the day had meant to me.
That's when I discovered Kevin's heart warming email to Ruth and Dave & Terry and me. how did I ever deserve this happiness...it's
so overwhelming... this feeling that all's right with the world... and my son, my son...oh, kevin...a life-long dream of mine has come
true today... a life-altering event has happened to both of us...well, really... to far more than just the two of us...we'll go forward from here
and blend our families and create some wonderful memories together. we'll get to know each other and you'll make
discoveries in your new-found family members. i can hardly wait until we get together again and you can meet your brother and
sisters. what a terrific weekend we're all going to have with one another at the house at Walloon...i've got to get things figured out
and start a 'to-do' list. i'll go to the grocery store tomorrow after work... OH MY GOD, I'VE GOT TO GO TO WORK TOMORROW, and it's
really late...how am I ever going to get to sleep after all that's happened today?
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