Monday, February 1, 2010

Thinking Outside The Garment Bag - Unexpected

The last two photos were taken by cuz' and amazing photographer Chris Alongi

I hesitated being this open, but I am proud of who I am and where my life has taken me. I was adopted at birth in 1977 by the Raddest family ever.

My natural mom lived on and 10 years later had a son....

I met him for the first time this weekend in San Francisco. It was an amazing opportunity and experience that I will never forget.

I learned about him, his life and his super rad family. He has dinner with his Grandmother every Thursday.

This is about life's little inexpediency's, miracles and scary steps ahead.


ZEUS said...

Wow great story, it makes me happy to here when matters of the heart and home work out for the best. Fantastic photos too by the way!

Sabine said...

This is so exciting and must be very emotional for you Cristi! I'm happy you share this with us. (I've also got really, really wonderful memories of SF and Haight Ashbury, having lived on Castro St. for a while). xxx

The Photodiarist said...

OMG, Cristi! Not only are the photos stunning, but this experience you've described is totally wonderful. Thanks for sharing. You last sentence is so powerful.

Rock N Revolution said...

That is so wonderful for you and your brother! It's great to be proud of who you are, where you cam from and embrace it all.
You're RAD!

Cindy Whitehead said...

Beautiful story, Thanks for sharing it with all of us! Sounds like you had a wonderful reunion. You are the coolest girl and I always love seeing what you will post next - the writing and visuals are always great. This post is no exception. xo

Big Daddy said...

Oh my gosh that's amazing! I can't imagine what that would be like, so happy for you it worked out good!
My sisters are both adopted as well, except they are from china. Adoption is such a special thing, i couldn't imagine my life without my sisters.
So happy for you!

thatsorad said...

Thank you all! Big Daddy, I got goose bumps reading your comment! How awesome is that! I KNOW adoption is such a special thing!!!!! I am so lucky to have the parents and brother that I have! So much love man!

I am so glad that there are so many different family units out there. It is about love and support!!! Nothing else makes me more happy!

ilovecoolthings said...

Cristi, that last photo shows me what a wonderful person you are. The emotion in your face, the sense of wonder, love, and caring really shine through. Life is amazing isn't it?

hugs xox