The more I realized what family meant, the more I wanted one of my own.
One of the benefits of me being placed in this orphanage was that they provided amazing counselors. From what I remember I had a group of girls that would join me for counseling. There we would share our feelings, life experiences, and hear encouragement to know how to know that even though we had lived a hard life before going there, it shouldn’t stop us from dreaming of a better life.
The more love I felt from my orphanage and Godmothers the more I craved the unity of having my own family, to love me forever. Due to the knowledge of knowing that the orphanage was going to close; not being able to stay under the wings of Tia Morena and my Godmothers, little did I know that I would soon be having the talk of…”I want to be adopted”.
I know that during this time in my life, I was whole. I was healed. I was completely loved. All I could dream of was of having that love for the rest of my life, to a family that would never abuse me, never abandon me and one that would never put a condition on love.
The (Brasil) summer time in 2004, I found out that they have found me a family…excitement and the constant thoughts of the love I would forever have, filled my spirits to a new high.
What has been an experience in your life that filled you with such excitement and fulfillment?
Ps: This is dedicated to my adoption journey stay tuned for part 2!