Incredible News! (Why I love Google...)

Just a quick warning for my parents. If you find this post, you might not want to read. I don't want to upset you.

Something amazing happened the beginning of this week. I've been dying to share with my bloggy pals! Remember these posts from a while back, this one and this one? I could use Max as an excuse for why I never mailed in the forms to officially enlist the State of Kansas in my search. But honestly, I've always been bad about filling out forms. I HATE having to write things out long hand. Seriously, in this day and age, I get annoyed if I can't do things online. I want to TYPE a form. But I digress...

I got a mysterious email Sunday night asking me to visit a new profile on one of the photo sharing sites. My heart skipped several beats as I read an introduction from a woman who said she was my birth mother. At first I cried. Then I got angry. I honestly thought it was too good to be true and that someone was messing with me.

After exchanging several emails and doing some fact/background checking, I came to realize it really IS her. I feel badly for questioning her identity the way I did, but I had to be sure. I've wanted to search for her for so long and always hesitated (damn the media for creating all this fear over reunions gone bad.) For the last 5 days, there has been a nightly exchange of photos and information. I've been in this giddy, surreal state of mind. It's overwhelming!

I have to laugh a bit over how she found me. You hear people talk about using Google to locate people..."I just Googled her and voila. There she was." Well, she Googled me! Well, not ME exactly, but my birth date/location. She found entries from my blog, saw her maiden name and knew she'd found the right person.

Well everyone, say hi to Liz. She reads my blog and I have her permission to talk about her. I won't be sharing any photos or anything until we both get things squared away with our families. I hope to meet her in person one day soon. We'll see how things go (I'm sure the weather here will conspire against me, at least until Spring.) Now I just have to screw up my courage and tell my parents. I'll be seeing them at Christmas. Pray for me.

Yay Google!


Shari said…
(((Becky))) I am so happy for you. Google is an amazing thing, lol! I am anxious to hear how this important chapter in your life will unfold. I wish you the best my friend!
Astaryth said…
That is so cool! I'm happy for you.
Laura said…
oh wow! that is amazing and so exciting. i got chills reading this entry. i am very happy for you. now as far as your folks, if you get the vibe that it isn't the right time to tell them, then don't. this search was for you. it by no means doesn't change how you feel about your parents or family. if now isn't the right time to tell them then i pray for the right time to come as much as i will pray for this anticipated meeting.
jennifer said…
How THRILLING for you!!! And right at the holidays. You've been searching a long time.
alphawoman said…
I am so happy for you. What a wonderful Christmas present.
IndigoSunMoon said…
Oh Becky! Thats fantastic!! I'm so happy for you, and I hope that your parents are ok with this information too! Good luck!
Anonymous said…
Wow, That's great news. What a neat Christmas present.
Anonymous said…
Awww Becky I am so happy for you. I know you have been wanting this for sometime. Congradulations and good luck getting to know each other.
Unhinged said…
Wow. Well.

This must the time of year for adoptive reunions.

Best of luckith!
Nancy said…
Congrats Becky!

And a big hello and welcome to LIZ!

What wonderful news...and so special around this time of year.

Anonymous said…
I am happy you found the missing peice to the puzzle.
I hope it works out for you both.
Do you look alike or like the same kinds of things?
Some people have uncanny simalarities with relatives they have never met.
Chris said…
I hope that it works out for everyone involved.
Anonymous said…
Wow, ((Becky)) Congrats. What a wonderful gift, just in time for the Holiday's.
Wishing you and Liz all the best as you get to know each other : )

BosieLadie said…
OMG! This is so exciting!!! I'm so happy for you. I searched for my birth father for years, and it was only after his death that I found him. Your mom and dad, will always be your mom and dad. Your birth mother will be an extra, added relationship. Wow! I'm so happy for you!

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