Orthodontics and Adoption? Who would have thought.
Physically and emotionally I was being straightened out by my new orthodontist, Dr. Lucie Casthely. After she examined my teeth and brought me into her office to discuss a treatment plan, I really began to open up to her about me personally and the work that I do with adoption and foster care. The next thing I knew I was telling her about my journey as a child, leaving home when I was 14 years old, losing my way down the wrong streets, and ultimately managing to still earn a four year scholarship to college. I was happy to be able to share with her my feelings and perspective on adoption. The funny thing is, at a point in our conversation I caught myself speaking so fast all I could think was "oh my gosh why am I pouring my whole story on this poor woman" after all she is going to be stuck with me for about 10 months, the duration of my treatment plan.
Now, if you keep up with adoptees on these social networks nowadays, you will often hear of how we sometimes just get to talking too much. Sometimes we just need someone to listen to us. I have to laugh at myself at times for it. However, today Dr. Lucie Casthely not only gave me a treatment plan for my braces, she also straightened my mind out in regards to my journey back home to meet my biological family and fill in the gaps (and I don't mean my teeth). I really have not made much contact with my siblings in awhile, yet today I was reminded how much the fear has been sitting on my heart lately.
I will have to call this day a divine meeting. I always say God has a way of doing things. My appointment was so timely and Dr. Lucie Casthely was not only a great orthodontist, she was a great counselor.