Wendy Ann

It has been another good writing weekend for me.  I’m getting close to finishing the third draft of Two Hearts, One Baby: An Adoption Memoir and I want to be finished this draft in the worst way.  Writing a memoir is not something for the faint of heart. It is hard and emotional work but also, I am trusting, healing and teaching work.

Yesterday I was writing about my half-sister and the “coincidences” that seem to surround our sisterhood. 

The picture attached to this post was taken at Christmas when I was just shy of my second birthday and Mom and Dad bought this doll for me.  We used to say that it looked like I was looking at her and asking “Why don’t you talk to me?”.  This doll was like a sister to me until my parents adopted a second daughter about a year after this picture was taken.  The name of this doll was Wendy Ann.

One day about twenty years ago, out of the blue, I received a phone call from a woman telling me that I had a half-sister who was looking for me.  The name of this half-sister was Wendy!

When Wendy and I met we learned that for a time we had lived just a few blocks apart and attended the same school at the same time!

Yesterday I was telling my husband about Wendy Ann and Wendy as I was making a desert to take to a Memorial Day gathering today.  I suddenly realized that the recipe I was using had been given to me by Wendy!

I don’t believe in coincidence; I believe that everything happens for a reason.  Today I don’t know the reason for the coincidence that seems to crop up where my sister is concerned, but I hope one day to learn what it is all about.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I'm here early most mornings with one of my photos and a few words about life and those thin places where faith intersects.
6 comments
  1. What an incredible, wonderful story! Isn't God awesome in the way He knows just who or what you need, when you need it and provides!

  2. I love hearing your journey as you make these discoveries:)

  3. Welcome back to blog-land, Donna! You're right, God is totally awesome the way he works things out!

  4. I love small testimonies like this. They're so much bigger, if we just allow them to be.

  5. This was great! Thanks for sharing… It is quite amazing those things, "coincidences"…And I hope there is a plan in the immediate future to call Wendy?!

  6. isn't is amazing….so glad your writing your story for all to read…

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