I love genealogy. Most know, I spend as much time as I’m able to, working on any one of my four family trees. I’m also the keeper of family papers and letters. Today, I want to talk about a sentence in one of those family letters. Looking back, I’ve had that letter for about a decade, I probably read that particular letter a year or so later, since then, I’ve let it sit for a while inside of me…
I wasn’t ready to talk about it, here, or even how to, until, I read a post the other day.
In that post, one sentence kept coming back to haunt me. I couldn’t figure out why, it wasn’t the worst sentence I’ve read that’s related to adoption, so why did it keep bothering me. This morning, the penny dropped, and I realized, it’s because the feelings evoked inside of me from reading that one sentence, are the same feelings evoked from that one sentence in the family letter about us kids.
Sentence from the family letter in my possession: “Their three borrowed children are all smart enough.”
Sentence from the post linked above: “When cared for well with love and attention, she is likely to be a good adoptive material.”