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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:


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

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

  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.

  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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