Five Minute Friday: Identity

Friday, May 11, 2012

Here's to another Friday - have to admit I don't quite see them the same now that I am SAHM, but still weekends are always fun. And another day to just write, why not? Topic of the week: Identity  (Thanks Gypsy Mama). So here goes:

Identity

Knowing who I am has been a process. And I am many things, a mom, a wife, a college-degree holder, a friend, the list can go on and on. Mostly, right now, in this moment, I'm feeling like the adopted daughter I am.

Now some are probably ready to hear about my Christan faith right now, and yes that is who I am. But I am adopted.

I have a birth mom, and an adopted mom.

And as Mother's Day approaches I'm reminded of both of my moms.

I feel grateful to my birth mom, for taking care of me for those months as God wove me together. I am grateful she was wise enough to give me to my parents.

My identity is strongly tied to the fact that I have the parents I have. The mom I have.

I was placed into a particular family so that I would be the person God wanted me to be, and I couldn't be happier about such a path. My identity has become interlaced with a large, loud Italian family. That family is a great identity to have.

Sure there are moments of wondering over what it would have been like if, but "if" didn't happen. This did. And I am fitting in just perfectly still to this day, as I am part of my own littler family. That original family has prepared me, and stands next to me now, reminding me of who I am.


This song came to mind while I was writing so I hope you enjoy








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5 comments

  1. I enjoyed reading your post today and watching the video! Thanks for sharing and have a blessed Mother's Day Weekend! :)

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  2. As an adoptive mom, I wanna say how marvelous it is that you find gratitude in both mom's. God Bless your journey.

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  3. Wow, I am also adopted so have had many of your same feelings...especially on Mother's Day. Thank you for your perspective and sharing the song. Happy Mother's Day.

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  4. Hi Marissa, got your post :) You truly are blessed to have both moms like you said. Happy Mother's Day!

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