Keeping busy

8th April 2005

Simon sent another message through Genes Reunited letting me know what his email address is – I’m not surprised though that he didn’t think to write straight to my email address. Let me know he has chatted to Anthony on msn messenger who seems to have left a good impression on Simon which has been a relief. It seems strange talking to Simon about Anthony though as none of my family ever talked about Anthony so am relieved that Simon is so accepting of him.

Rick has now joined the site that Anthony has set up and he has included Rick’s family tree on the site we are administrators of that side now. Obviously Anthony has control over the whole site but he is keen for us to be involved which is quite a compliment. When I think about the early days it was difficult as Rick had his issues to deal with and Anthony had problems accepting him as Rick isn’t his father but it has got much easier. I never thought though that I would see the day when Anthony was keen to involve Rick in one of his projects but I’m so relieved about that.

Anthony and I chatted on messenger for the first time since we fell out over the adoption papers a few weeks ago although we have been sending the occasional email. Our conversation lasted ages as we got really engrossed about his site but it’s a relief that we are back on track again. We can both be stubborn at the best of times but I’m glad we are talking again.

The fall out with Anthony at this time was due to Anthony wanting to ask questions about the adoption papers but as I had never seen them I couldn’t answer him. When I tried to talk to him about the papers he kicked off so I sent him an email stating why certain things had been crossed out and replaced with other words. I also let him know what was true and what wasn’t.

*This was a period when life was good with the occasional hiccup.  I was getting used to the occasional bad times from my son and was just letting it go over my head.  At times I would be bewildered why he would suddenly be angry.  I also knew I wouldn’t get a reasonable response back if I asked as I was expected to be psychic and just know.

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About Philippa

I am married to Rick and we live in a small town in County Durham. We have two dogs, a cat and two budgies. I am also an adoption survivor. In 1981 my son was born and I was then forced to surrender him. It took 23 years and reunion for my to find out that my son's adoption was legally known as a forced adoption and illegal but social workers got away with it because mothers didn't know their rights.
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