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Finding the middle…

I’m leaving for Korea today.  Generally, I’m excited for my trips to the homeland.  My mother’s grave is there, and nothing centers me more than sitting next to her place of rest.  However, all that I can think about is how much I’ll miss my kids.

I once believed that my heart belonged on the hill where my mother is buried.  In the past few weeks, I’ve come to the realization that my heart exists in two different places – with my mother and within my children.  Finding the middle distance between these three individuals/two countries will be a journey in it of itself…

5 Comments on Finding the middle…

  1. lara harlow-hentz // September 12, 2012 at 7:56 am // Reply

    Safe travels. Indeed we adoptees do walk in two worlds – which is the name of my new anthology coming soon! XOX Trace

  2. Poignant post. Where is home? Where do I belong? With whom is my heart? Such basic human questions. Always an extra layer of complication for adoptees.

  3. Kevin, I totally understand your realization. Have a good journey, and the best of all understandings of “you”.

  4. Safe travels, Kevin. My mother always used to say that having children was like having a little piece of your heart walking around outside your body. Truer words were never spoken.

  5. I tell the girls I know it’s hard to always be missing someone, but to never be sad because all the people they love are always with them in their heart. So even though they can’t see them they can still feel all the love they have for each other and they carry that with them always. Travel safely and be well. Hope we can get together when you return! Peace, Aase

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