April 2, 2013

B is for Belonging

*belonging*  {143/365}

I was adopted as a child. My parents have always been open about that fact. They pretty much had to, as there is no way they could have passed me off as their own. If you saw me with my family, you would see that I do not really "fit in." My parents (and family) are of Mexican decent and I am so not. All my life I was the white child with the Mexican last name. The only person in my family with blue eyes, white skin and light colored hair.

My family has never treated me any differently.

I know my family loves me.

My family means everything to me.

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  1. Hi Nyssa, thank you for sharing this - you have a lovely family. My husband and I adopted a baby boy last year and he has been such a blessing to our lives!

  2. Hi Nyssa
    Its a pleasure to read your blog, and I absolutely adore blue eyes :)
    I'm from the AtoZ Challenge.
    Bhavya from Just Another Blog

  3. I would love to adopt in the future, and I'm glad your experience has been a positive one.


  4. I love that, Stefani! It really is a blessing to have a wonderful family, no matter who are where they come from. And I love that picture too!

  5. Very nice to feel so loved. Long ago I did research for others with regard to their family trees. I spend months working really hard doing data entry of boxes of notes left by someone else in this family. I scanned hundreds of pictures. Almost the last paper I found was proof the person who had hired me to trace his tree had in fact, been adopted. I was unsure if he knew it, as he never mentioned it. I wondered if he would be upset when I told him, and I wondered if he thought maybe that was the case and that was the reason he hired me. I was very nervous about telling me. He, like you, felt so much a part of the family he hadn't thought to tell me. His mother had all these little notes, even on napkins and he just wanted things put in order to honor his mother who was now gone.

    Oozing Out My Ears

  6. What a great post. I also love photography and am a knitter- so all things yarn usually capture my attention. Thanks for visiting me in the A to Z.
    A2Z Mommy And What’s In between

  7. Very sweet post! :) You are lucky to be so loved and wanted.

  8. Stef- I love this! We love you dearly from far away!!
    Can't wait for tomorrow's post!

  9. @melch - Thank you. I think my family is lovely too. Congratulations on adding a little one to your family. :-)

  10. @Bhav.Zz - Thank you so much for your sweet comment. :-)

  11. What a wonderful post Stefani. Thanks for sharing.
    PS - my family is pretty cool too.

    Rhonda @Laugh-Quotes.com
    AtoZ #42

  12. @Liv, namingingthefishes -
    I think adoption is a wonderful thing and not just because of me. :-) I hope you have a positive experience if you do adopt in the future.

  13. Love makes the world go round. I hope that your family see this post!

  14. @Ranch Mama - Thank you. I don't know what I would do if I didn't have my family.

  15. @Sandy - Your research of family trees sounds really interesting. I bet a lot of secrets are discovered this way. I can totally understand the feeling of knowing that someone is adopted and not knowing if they know. There is someone that I know that is adopted and the family never told them. It feels weird knowing this kind of information about someone when you know that they don't know.

  16. @Tracy Bermeo (A2Z Mommy) - Thank you. mmmmm yarn......

  17. @JoJo - Thank you so much! :-)

  18. Awww Juli. Thank you. I love you guys!

  19. @Rhonda - Thank you. Aren't cool families awesome? :-)

  20. @Anji - You're so sweet. Thank you. I haven't really shown this post to anyone who actually knows me yet (well except for my sister-in-law).

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