An open invitation

I spoke to my dad yesterday. He received the photo book I sent to him for Father’s Day. He was appreciative. Here’s how the conversation went:

Dad: You had a good life. I want to make sure your parents (he called them my “step” parents) have an open invitation to visit me in Hawaii.

Me: Well…I love how generous you are being and how much of an open heart you have but I don’t think that would be a good thing. Let’s talk about this in person when I see you. I am proud of who I am but I am the result of both the challenges I have experienced as well as the opportunities. You need to better understand how I grew up. The book was meant to help spark my stories.

Dad: Want me to put a hit out on them?

Me: (in my head) Oh geez…just wait until you hear my story…

Perhaps a foreshadowing of his potential reaction….

#ancestry, #hawaii, #DNA, #adoption, #pineappleprincess360, #thisisreal

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