Thursday, January 15, 2009

Today I had the opportunity to be a part of something beautiful. I reunited two people who have thought about each other every day for over 30 years. I followed this case from beginning to end; I spent hours researching, I reached many dead ends, I did a couple of things I was a little nervous about...but in the end, I spoke with the birth mother and then with her daughter, and both cried as I told them I was in touch with the other. It was such a touching experience, tears came to my eyes as well. After I left my internship, I drove to class with tears in my eyes the whole way. Family connections are so special and I'm grateful I get to spend three days a week making them happen.

10 comments:

Mel said...

Ashley, that is so amazing! How cool. It must feel so great knowing that all this stuff you're doing for school and work right now is actually important and does so much good.

Michaelynn said...

I can't imagine how it must feel to be so completely separated from loved ones like that. What a sweet experience it must be to be reconnected and to be part of that re-connection. All your hard work was worth it!

elizabeth rosemond said...

Oh that is just beautiful! What a fantastic way to spend part of your week. Good for you :)

Aleisa said...

That is so incredible.I can't even imagine how you must have felt. I am so glad that you got to have that experience...how amazing!

Krystell said...

That is so amazing!! I am sure that you will have many more experiences like that to come. No doubt you will continue to be someone's miracle.

Julie said...

Ashley, I had no clue that you got to do stuff like that. How awesome!! That must be a very rewarding job...lucky you!!

Bethaney said...

that's really neat Ashley! I'm glad you are enjoying what you are doing!

*C said...

What an awesome story! How amazing it must feel to be apart of something so life-changing and so great like that!!

Cahoon Family said...

What an incredible thing to be a part of and actually be the one to help make it happen! Congrats.

MerriLynn said...

Wow! what a wonderful experience.