This is my youngest son Matt with Julia. I took this picture a couple of years ago at Christmas, but I blogged about him last June here. DD Chris gave up her baby for adoption shortly after her 16th birthday. June 10th, John's birthday, is always a rough one for us, so last year she decided to look for him online.
And she found him on MySpace. John had just turned 22 last summer. Matt was beside himself, wanting contact. After reading his profile, Matt was stunned at how much alike they are, not just in looks. Chris and I felt that contact would be a breach of trust, and Matty respected his sister's wishes.
I don't use Gmail very often, just for Facebook, but last night I popped to see if I had missed any FB comments, and found a message from John's parents, asking if they could initiate contact. They felt that John needed contact with his biological family. I replied, and this morning found this mesage in my inbox. I wish we had gone with Matt's instincts. I am on pins and needles, waiting.
Thank you for writing. We have been crying… we’ve been waiting with John for this contact. He will be thrilled.
I wrote to Chris. We are about to leave for Atlanta and will be back next Wednesday eve.
John has gone to class and will be out at 12:45 today. We will let him know then and forward your emails to him. He has no classes next week.
Your blog was unbelievable. Yes, Matt and John look like twins. In Chris’ book for John, we always have seen the similarities with Chris, too. I looked at her face book page and asked to be a friend…. Her photo in costume is definitely a John pose.
We can’t tell you how happy we are to have heard from you and Chris. We have been so thankful to all of you for entrusting John to us. We love him so much.
God bless all of you,
Karen & Paul
6 hours ago