Friday, September 10, 2010

MEETING DAY

I thought it would be nice if I told my feelings on meeting Shawn. This has been a wish of mine for many years! When I was walking down the hall I couldn't believe I would turn the corner and see Shawn and Amber. That first hug was amazing, so many emotions came out and I did cry! Shawn is so amazing, I can't believe how much we do look alike. We do have the same laugh lines, crinkle in our nose when we smile and some of our expressions are the same!
We hung out for awhile and looked at pictures, I could tell it was a little difficult for Shawn to see the baby pictures, but she said that I did look like the 3 girls as babies. My dad took us to the Cheese Cake Factory. It was yummy, and we had such a nice visit. I couldn't stop staring at Shawn and Amber. I never really looked like any of my family and so it was so neat to see who I look like:) After the dinner we went back to the hotel and talked awhile longer. It was such an emotional few hours that we all decided to call it a night.
Sunday Shawn's BFF was in town so they spent the day with her and her family. It was really okay with me, I think I needed some time to process things. Monday we went out to lunch, I didn't realize we were there for 3 hrs! I felt I took a lot of the time in talking, but they were asking questions and I tried to explain the best I could about church, my growing up, school, dating, and any other questions they could think of!  We then went back to Shawn's hotel, she gave me a Willow Tree statue of a mom and daughter hugging, a picture of herself when she was 8 months pregnant with me and a DVD of her, the girls and their families. These were all special gifts that I will treasure always!!!!! We then went to the Sugar Bowl and had ice cream. It was really good and we had a lot of laughs there. We ended the night by talking in their hotel room for about an hour. I didn't want it to end but the kids were tired and Shawn and Amber's flight was early in the morning. So we hugged and said our goodbyes until next time:) I am so blessed to have Shawn and the girls in my life, they are amazing women and I can't wait to get to know them even more!!! My kids are blessed to have another Nana, and 3 more aunts. Shawn is such a good Nana to all of her grandkids and now to have 5 more to get to love is something wonderful!
I have been trying to download some pictures that my kids and Dave took, but its not working out how I wanted it to. So I will just put the pictures in and hope it looks good.

3 comments:

imbritney said...

what a fabulous opportunity, and I'm so glad it turned out so well!! Don't worry, you're not the only one bawling your eyes out. :)

Shawn Becker said...

Now this made me cry. How can I be so lucky to have you, Dave and the kids in my life. Not only that, to have your wonderful parents as friends. Like I have said before, I feel as if I have won the Lotto, had all my birthday wishes come true, woke up and santa left me the best gift...all rolled into one. The only thing I can think of is: My angel, Ma Eve, asked God to make this happen!

Shauni said...

I've had fun reading your experiences with meeting your "new" family! Jordan and I have experienced something similar lately...his biological father finally decided to tell his other kids that they have a brother (Jordan), so we've been spending lots of time with Jordan's "new" siblings and other relatives, and even with his father, who Jordan had only met a few times before now. It sure does open up a whole new world!