Whew...well that wasn't so bad. After a year and a half I'm finished with grad school. It wasn't always the experience that I had hoped it to be, but I am still happy and proud to have been able to have this opportunity that few people in life do.
Six months ago a class I took spurred me to start this blog and try to find my birth mom before I graduated in the hopes that she might be able to attend. Sadly, I wasn't able to find her in time. Looking for her has been an incredible experience. I've learned a lot about my mom and dad that I probably wouldn't have known otherwise. I've been able to talk with Don Ambrosio, the lawyer that facilitated the adoption, who still lives in Santiago, Chile and was able to my mom in touch with Don so that she could express her gratitude to him.
I probably don't say it to them enough but I really love my family and I think that this experience has made me realize how lucky I am to have them in my life. I have a hard-working and hilarious father, a strong-willed and caring mother and a wise-beyond-his-years little brother that's going to do great things in life. I don't know what Julia, my birth mother, had planned for me, but what she did was simply the most important event that occurred in my life. Hopefully, I will be able to thank her one day.
Thank you to everyone that offered their prayers and well wishes during this search. Every kind word of encouragement helped keep me going.
It's a big day today and I'm going to live in the moment and savor it.