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blonndee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 09:19 PM
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5. Best of luck to you and congratulations!
As an adopted child who only met her biological family at age 20, I can tell you with pretty much certainty that there will be some awkwardness, so no matter what you do it might feel a little weird. But if you can acknowledge that and are both able to get past it, you'll probably be able to laugh at it later. Please understand, though, that your biological daughter may be feeling overwhelmed and may not quite know what to think or how she feels. Hence the awkwardness. I suggest you explain to her the significance of your contributing to the kettles and ask her if she would like to do this thing with you. I bet she'll say yes. Just deal with the "weirdness" and leave the ball in her court, to use an old cliche. Do this, give her your contact information and whatever else you have planned, and leave it. She will get back in touch with you when and if she is ready.
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  -Dear friends it is time I told you this is my Christmas Eve, I could use an opinion Omaha Steve  Dec-14-07 09:12 PM   #0 
  - best wishes-- I hope it's a wonderful experience for you both....  mike_c   Dec-14-07 09:15 PM   #1 
  - May this be the best Christmas Ever For You and Your Family! n/t  Blackhatjack   Dec-14-07 09:17 PM   #2 
  - I have a feeling your daughter will be enriched by meeting you  Sarah Ibarruri   Dec-14-07 09:18 PM   #3 
  - Yes, pictures, I concur.  lynnertic   Dec-15-07 02:12 PM   #54 
  - I love the sentiment  mikita   Dec-14-07 09:19 PM   #4 
  - Best of luck to you and congratulations!  blonndee   Dec-14-07 09:19 PM   #5 
  - Touching...  nightrider767   Dec-14-07 09:19 PM   #6 
  - Breathe and be yourself and be in the moment  ellaydubya   Dec-14-07 09:20 PM   #7 
  - Ah, best of luck Omaha Steve. Follow your heart is really all I can say.  pinto   Dec-14-07 09:20 PM   #8 
  - I met my Dad when I was 16. We're really close now.  sfexpat2000   Dec-14-07 09:22 PM   #9 
  - How wonderful!  frogmarch   Dec-14-07 09:26 PM   #10 
  - Best of luck Omaha Steve! You're a great guy! I'm sure she'll love you no matter what you do.  readmoreoften   Dec-14-07 09:28 PM   #11 
  - Do it.  MuseRider   Dec-14-07 09:29 PM   #12 
  - That's wonderful Steve -  waiting for hope   Dec-14-07 09:31 PM   #13 
  - Good luck Steve...  kentuck   Dec-14-07 09:33 PM   #14 
  - You are making me cry.  Evergreen Emerald   Dec-14-07 09:33 PM   #15 
  - I hope you can build a relationship with her from this time on out.  sellitman   Dec-14-07 09:34 PM   #16 
  - Oh, I hope it goes well!  ThomCat   Dec-14-07 09:35 PM   #17 
  - oh Steve, that's wonderful  AZDemDist6   Dec-14-07 09:40 PM   #18 
  - Best wishes for you and your daughter.  nosmokes   Dec-14-07 09:43 PM   #19 
  - Best of Luck, Steve.. I hope it goes very well for both of you.  annabanana   Dec-14-07 09:49 PM   #20 
  - Good luck!  sampsonblk   Dec-14-07 09:52 PM   #21 
  - Best wishes to  Mz Pip   Dec-14-07 09:53 PM   #22 
  - Thank you for sharing.  tekisui   Dec-14-07 09:59 PM   #23 
  - Just Tell Her About It, Steve  Raejeanowl   Dec-14-07 10:02 PM   #24 
  - I'm sure you will both be nervous-but it will quickly pass--Enjoy! nt  fed-up   Dec-14-07 10:04 PM   #25 
  - OS, this is a wonderful story.  Blue_In_AK   Dec-14-07 10:05 PM   #26 
  - Best wishes to all of you!  uppityperson   Dec-14-07 10:07 PM   #27 
  - Wow! You're fortunate  zidzi   Dec-14-07 10:15 PM   #28 
  - More info  Omaha Steve   Dec-14-07 10:19 PM   #29 
  - Best of luck to you and yours.  mod mom   Dec-14-07 10:21 PM   #30 
  - Have a wonderful visit  sandnsea   Dec-14-07 10:23 PM   #31 
  - Wishing you all the best.  flamingyouth   Dec-14-07 10:56 PM   #32 
  - Definitely do it.  lostnfound   Dec-14-07 11:08 PM   #33 
  - I hope your Christmas Eve is filled with new found joy.  InkAddict   Dec-14-07 11:34 PM   #34 
  - May you each stay in one another's life  NI4NI   Dec-14-07 11:41 PM   #35 
  - This is great. Enjoy.  emilyg   Dec-14-07 11:59 PM   #36 
  - As an adopted child, I can tell you that she will treasure every moment with you;  K Gardner   Dec-15-07 12:04 AM   #37 
  - Good for you, Steve--you get an extra blessing this year for Christmas!  wienerdoggie   Dec-15-07 12:15 AM   #38 
  - You'll be nervous, she'll be nervous.  unhappycamper   Dec-15-07 03:29 AM   #39 
  - oh how wonderful. for once I am speechless. Merry Christmas to you all nt  yellowdogintexas   Dec-15-07 08:18 AM   #40 
  - What a wonderful way to celebrate your holiday! Throw that change in the bucket with her  in_cog_ni_to   Dec-15-07 08:18 AM   #41 
  - Post some pics when you get back  OzarkDem   Dec-15-07 08:28 AM   #42 
  - Not dumb at all.  flvegan   Dec-15-07 08:35 AM   #43 
  - shit man you got me all teared up now  madokie   Dec-15-07 08:44 AM   #44 
  - As a mom who has adopted 5 children, I wish all the best for a loving and joyous reunion!  Beausoir   Dec-15-07 08:45 AM   #45 
  - Merry Christmas, Omaha Steve!  Breeze54   Dec-15-07 08:46 AM   #46 
  - My Best to you and your family  flashl   Dec-15-07 08:48 AM   #47 
  - 4 P.M. Central time  Omaha Steve   Dec-15-07 11:06 AM   #48 
  - Good luck... I wish you well... And I'm glad you get to know a peice of  glowing   Dec-15-07 11:16 AM   #49 
  - I'm sending my (((good vibes))) for your meeting.  NC_Nurse   Dec-15-07 11:23 AM   #50 
  - I'm so glad you have found each other after all these years.  ThruTheLookingGlass   Dec-15-07 11:32 AM   #51 
  - I think that's a wonderful idea.  otherlander   Dec-15-07 12:16 PM   #52 
  - Good Luck Omaha Steve  tammywammy   Dec-15-07 12:24 PM   #53 
  - Best of Luck Omaha Steve  48percenter   Dec-15-07 02:22 PM   #55 
  - Here's hoping everyone comes away from this with good, warm feelings toward each other  Bozita   Dec-15-07 02:27 PM   #56 
  - This should change your life, alright  DFW   Dec-15-07 02:36 PM   #57 
  - Best of luck Steve. You are wonderful! I am sure she will enjoy meeting you!  saracat   Dec-15-07 04:14 PM   #58 
  - Wonderful!! Good luck!  Libby2   Dec-15-07 04:27 PM   #59 
  - Good luck!  GreenPartyVoter   Dec-15-07 04:32 PM   #60 
  - UPDATE, Please?  elehhhhna   Dec-15-07 05:27 PM   #61 
  - Wishing you all the best  Raine   Dec-15-07 05:44 PM   #62 
  - My 19 year old niece is knocked up....  DCKit   Dec-15-07 06:15 PM   #63 
  - what does your niece want?  ulysses   Dec-16-07 06:49 AM   #66 
  - All the best  eleny   Dec-15-07 06:21 PM   #64 
  - Hey Steve..  Virginia Dare   Dec-15-07 06:21 PM   #65 
  - hope it went well!  ulysses   Dec-16-07 06:50 AM   #67 
  - Thinking about you this morning &  OurVotesCount-Ohio   Dec-16-07 06:58 AM   #68 

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