A Reunion

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Some of you may recall posts I have done the last several years on October 16th.  That is my daughter's birthday -- the daughter that I gave up for adoption nearly 20 years ago. Many of you expressed such sweet wishes on those posts and I thought I would update you with what has happened in the last 18 hours.

Here is what I put on FaceBook.

I am in utter shock and disbelief. My daughter that I gave up for adoption nearly 20 years ago has found me and wants to be part of my life.

This has been something that I have yearned for and the Lord (and the internet) has finally brought us together.

I just spent the last hour and a half talking with this beautiful woman. Words cannot express the joy I have in my heart.

 Hannah, I love you with all my heart and can't wait to see you.

I am left without many words. Yesterday was a day I dreamed of for many, many years. I didn't know if it would ever happen. I didn't know if my sweet daughter would want to find her birth mother. It turns out that she did.  I am aiming for next weekend to go meet her and give her the biggest hug ever and to have our long awaited for reunion.

Thanks friends for letting me share my immense joy with you. Hugs to each of you!


Tracey McNeely said...

Alanna I am sitting here with tears rolling down my cheeks for you! This is such fabulous news my friend. I wish you the happiest of reunions and can't wait for your updates!! Huge hugs! xoxo

Laurel said...

Wow that is awesome news! My husband found his birth mom about 14 years ago and then about 13 years ago his birth father. It has been wonderful!

sue k said...

WONDERFUL news!!! My Dad was 1 of 13 who were all put up for adoption, they all managed to find each other 20 years ago. Dad was very happy to have his siblings in his life.


Sharon Underwood said...

Bless your heart, and HERS! Thank the dear Lord she reached out to you. I am thrilled you are meeting next weekend. Please remember you are in my thoughts & prayers. God Bless You!

Joyce said...

I am so very happy for you. What wonderful news and I cannot wait to hear about your reunion. I hope you will blog about it and post some pictures, too.

Jeanne said...

Oh my goodness, Alanna! What spectacular news! I'm so very, very happy for you! May the reunion go wonderfully and a new relationship develops that fills both of you with love and joy. Thank you so much for sharing! Huge hugs!!

Kristie Goulet said...

I am in awe of your post and am so happy for you! This is the BEST news. Thank you for sharing! Hugs!!!

Anet van Zyl said...

Wow I just got the goose bumps when I read this Alanna. I am so happy for you that your Daughter contacted you. All of the best Anet x

Darnell J Knauss said...

It truly is immense joy that is radiating out from your post, Alanna! I gave you my best wishes on FB, but I'll repeat them here, too! I know you aren't getting much sleep until you hold that beautiful girl in your arms! God bless!! Hugs, Darnell

Inkyfingers said...

Oh wow Alanna I am thrilled beyond words for you both, and I'm so moved by how things have worked out.You must have so many emotions running around in your head and heart that I bet it is hard to concentrate on anything else. My thoughts are with you for when you meet face to face and I bet that is going to one memorable hug!!!
Carol x

KayM said...

Alanna, I did see your post on FB about this and I got all choked up reading it. I cannot tell you how happy I am for you and for your daughter. That is the most wonderful story I've read in a long time. I will be thinking of you both :)

Patti said...

Alanna! I am sorry I've been missing your blog and overlooked this post! I am so very happy for you all!! I can't wait to hear all about your wonderful reunion! God is truly good! : )


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