Thursday, April 16, 2009

Someone recently inquired, "aren't you worried that Deanna will never have a normal life?" Hmmm. What does normal mean anyway? Does having 4 grandmas, 4 grandpas, 2 moms, 2 dads, 7 aunts, too many cousins to count, and a boat load of people who care about Deanna qualify her to be plagued as not normal? Truth be told, when is the last time we heard about a "normal" family? As De mentions in our open adoption website, today, most of us have at least one person in our family who is either a step someone, a half brother or sister, is a single parent, has special needs, is married to someone from a different country or culture, doesn't have children, has adopted children, has a child out of wedlock (ahem ahem), are grandparents raising grand kids, has a life partner, etc. etc. etc. If anything, Deanna has more people that care about her than any other person I know. What a lucky little girl! And the best part about it is that she'll always know how special she is and how many people truly care about her. If that's what "not normal" means, then sign me up today. Here's a picture of Deanna and her biological 2nd cousin Caroline. Caroline is Robbie's mom's (Mary Beth) sister's (Aunt Barbara) daughter who lives in Pittsburgh. When Deanna and Caroline get together it's probably one of the cutest things in the entire world. They love each other! Precious.


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