I am Moving Forward as I mentioned in my blog post yesterday. I got 2 main things done today that I have been putting off. First, I painted the trim in my kitchen which is the last room I have to paint in the new house. I moved about 2 weeks ago from a city to a town/from an apartment to a house. I am not finished and I have been working a lot over the last few weeks. The cold New England weather never helps.
The other thing I did that I have been putting off is to purchase and read a a book on Amazon that was written by one of my colleagues Julie Deneen. It was a tough read. Very emotional and very “controversial”. Julie went through something that most people have never heard of, myself included. I have to tell you that tears came to my eyes while reading this book.
I don’t know how to explain what the book was about so I will use the author’s description from Amazon. I have to warn you that this is NSFW and may not be for all readers. Please be advised: this book deals with Sexual Content and some even stranger stuff. Here is the description:
“Adoptive reunions are emotional events. The reconnection with my father in 2011 was right out of a storybook- father and daughter back together after so many years of separation. What started out as a fantasy, quickly turned into a nightmare as an unusual and little known phenomenon called genetic sexual attraction took hold of our relationship.
What child looking for their parent imagines a situation in which the roles of lover and father get mixed up? I was happily married and raising three children. Unprepared for the intensity of love and affection I felt for him during our reunion, I ignored the signs of danger as our relationship continued at intense speed. Boundaries blurred and my desire to know him ignited a sexual passion that turned his, “I love you’s,” into, “I want you.” The experience caused me to question and rebel against every rule I had known about incest, parental love, and psychological abuse.
Plunged into the depth of this haunted taboo, I felt both love and murderous hate towards the man who gave me life. If I turned away from this twisted relationship, would I lose the father I had just found?
As a survivor of genetic sexual attraction, I co-own a website, blog, and online community that supports individuals who are struggling with GSA.
This is my story. It is dark, graphic, and difficult for many to understand. I feel it necessary to disclose this information so any and all readers understand what they are buying.
If you have ever reunited with a long lost parent, this book is for you. If you are someone who has been in a twisted and complicated abusive relationship, this book is for you as well. I hope my story will help others who find themselves in a confusing adoptive reunion.”
All I can say is that I respect Julie for coming out with her story to help others. She really is an amazing person and her husband Andrew is a Saint for understanding and supporting her through her ordeal. They have a marriage that is truly blessed and her children are very lucky.
So that’s what I did today; got 2 things off my bucket list. I will sleep well tonight and will work hard tomorrow. Isn’t that what we do? Well, I am moving forward as the world turns. Thanks for reading and I look forward to tackling tomorrow’s challenges. Good night and see you on the rebound…