Expanded Versions of Family

Most people who read this blog know that the MoonPie is adopted. Most people who read this blog were in my house while I was growing up and answer to the names, MOM and DAD. But for those few who weren’t aware – I did not physically give birth. And no, I do not have an explanation for the weight gain.

Anyway, we have what’s commonly referred to as an “Open Adoption.” Open Adoption can mean a lot of different things, but in our case it means I have more people to blog about! And that we share photos, are Facebook friends, and occasionally get to visit with each other. Yesterday was one of those occasions. JD and I took MoonP and her cousin to Callaway Gardens and met the birth family for lunch. Then we all headed over to the beach for some fun in the water.

The whole crew! Everyone wanted to do the group shot before we went swimming. I was disappointed I wouldn’t be able to show off my rock-hard abs, but I went along with them. I’m sure not every adoption can be this open but it’s easy for us because they are *normal, God-fearing folk. It’s easy for them because I’ve assured them everything I write on this blog is total fabrication. Vodka, as IF! A messy house? I’d rather die!

Here’s a few shots of the day:

Birthmom and brothers.

MoonPie’s BB, enjoying the water.

MoonPie’s other BB, enjoying the MoonPie.

One of the few times he wasn’t either A) running for deep water, or B) face down.

I’m not kidding. Here’s MP apparently waiting to see if he’s going to grow gills and swim before she helps him up.

MoonPie and her Birth GrandMother, Tina. Tina is a frequent commenter on this blog. She’s the ONE who always says something nice.

Good-bye hugs.

It was a great day. MoonPie has been BLESSED with a wonderful birth family. I don’t think there’s a better one out there.

Of course, if anyone WANTED to place their child with us, and try to outdo them, that would be cool too. A little competition never hurt anyone.

*Obviously, I don’t really have a reference point for “normal” when it comes to family.

3 thoughts on “Expanded Versions of Family

  1. Wonderful pictures, I am so glad that Moon Pie has this fellowship with her birth family.

  2. We had so much fun!! So blessed to be able to have this special relationship …God has truly blessed us more than we could have ever imagined…He’s so good like that!!!

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