Definition of Betwixt And Between
1: in a midway position : neither one thing nor the other
That’s often how I feel being adopted, now more than ever before.
I can claim my family by adoption, but I don’t share a genetic history with them, just a social relationship that is slowly eroding over time and distance now that both mom and dad are gone, they linked me to them.
I can claim my family of birth, but I don’t publically claim them, even though I’d love too, because not all may know I exist, or the story of my adoption and who my mother was, or approve of me publicly claiming a genetic connection. I don’t want to cause my loved ones any angst when I only have a sliver of a social relationship to draw on.
One day, I won’t have any, time will turn me into an only, like I was the day I was born.
(I’m fine, just musing on realities, and the old saying got me putting pen to paper about how it fits me)