Thursday, April 15, 2010

Eye See

I went to the eye doctor's to have an exam, pick out new glasses and order contact lenses.  When I got there, I had to fill out one of those forms that asks whether you have had any headaches, dizziness, blah blah blah...  One of the sections asked the uncomfortable-as-Hell-if-you-are-an-adoptee questions about medical history.  Now I've talked to my nmother about our history but not in any depth yet out of habit, I just put the standard "Shut the fuck up and don't ask me because I don't know" "Unknown - Adopted" response. 

When the doctor came in, she went through the exam and was reading the paperwork and said, in a surprised voice, "I'm adopted too!"  We chatted throughout the examination about our situations.  Her natural mother had died during childbirth, but she did know that she has a twin brother.  No names, no other information..  I asked her if she wanted to see pictures of my natural family and we sat there for a few minutes as I showed her the photos off of my Facebook on my phone.

We ended the appointment and she handed me my new prescription...and as I got off the chair to leave, she put her hand on my arm and said, "Thank you so much for sharing those've left me with goosebumps..."

I think I made her day..and for that, I'm thankful.


  1. There you go, we're everywhere!!nice moment!

  2. I'm pretty sure you did make her day!
    Thank you - I needed to read something like this today.

  3. Cool Christina! Funny how everyone is still processing, no matter the age.


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