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A Miracle

I got an unexpected package today. The postal clerk called me to say that it was urgent and I had to sign for it and she didn’t want to wait until Monday so maybe I could pick it up right way because she was closing for the day.

So Sol is using my car (hers needs a tire) and Ed drove me down to the tiny mall, about a 3 minute drive, and I covered up because I didn’t have my outside face on. The return address and name were not familiar. It was large thick package. What is it what is it, Ed demanded. And I said, I am not about to open this in the car, drive home please.

I opened it and the first paragraph exploded in my brain: This is what it said.

*** I hadn’t imagined writing this letter, and I don’t suppose you would expect to receive it after all these years. Or maybe you sensed this day would come. Could it have something to do with the convergence of Saturn and Jupiter? Or this godforsaken plague? The long and short of it is that I am the daughter you gave up for adoption in 1951. ***

I haven’t yet read everything in the package, but she included contact information and I phoned and we talked for about an hour. I wish she could come visit right away – but will have to be patient as we navigate the risks of the virus. We struck a familiar chord and we are a lot alike in thinking and interests. This is amazing. I am overwhelmed. More as time wears on.
Did I mention she’s a cat person?

I phoned my closest friends and they are as excited and happy for me as I am. One said “did you win the lottery?” and I said, “better.” Her name is Laura.

xx, Teal

posted on Dec 31, 2020 11:13 PM ()


That's something else... If you posted previously about this daughter I missed it. But CGTS, since you seem to be excited by the occasion!
comment by jjoohhnn on Jan 1, 2021 10:28 AM ()
I never posted about it because, growing up as I did in a climate of condemnation of women who strayed, I kept it a secret, although I did confide to close friends.
reply by tealstar on Jan 1, 2021 11:48 AM ()
Dear T! Thrilled for you and Laura!
comment by marta on Jan 1, 2021 6:18 AM ()
I'm still pinching myself and so very much looking forward to knowing her.
reply by tealstar on Jan 1, 2021 11:51 AM ()
Of all the packages the post office didn't manage to deliver, I'm glad this one arrived in 2020, the year of surprises and life-changing stuff. 2021 is supposed to be the year we absorb all that and figure out how we're going to deal with it.
comment by traveltales on Jan 1, 2021 6:09 AM ()
Dear Ms. Tales, I am still processing this and am exchanging e mails with her on a daily basis. Her friends, techies and research specialists, were helping her. They found this blog (she is working her way through all my posts), they found my Facebook page, they found photos from my past that I never realized had made their way on to the internet. I am beside myself with joy. We can't meet just yet but are working on it.
reply by tealstar on Jan 2, 2021 6:26 PM ()

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