Reality of being an Adoptee. "I've spent most of my life and most of my friendships holding my breath and hoping that when people get close enough they won't leave, and fearing that it's a matter of time before they figure me out and go.
Family stands with you; they hold you up; they push you higher. They don't talk bad about you to anyone, down to you nor do they not talk to you. And they don't try to destroy with insults or try to devalue you with their words.