Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Adopted Man Gets Box of Christmas Joy From Birth Mother

Wow, what a story:
A woman who gave her son up for adoption presented him with a box of Christmas ornaments she had been collecting since letting him go 44 years ago.

Ann Padmos purchased a new ornament every year and hung it on a Christmas tree in honor of her son, Jeff Quibell of Blue Springs, Mo., who she gave up for adoption in 1958.

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When Quibell finally found Padmos, she presented her son with the box of 44 ornaments, each ornament representing a year they weren't together.

"I'm sitting here wanting to cry just thinking about it," Quibell said, "it was an evening of a lot of laughing and crying and hugging, oh wow, it was just amazing."
You can also watch a video and see the beautiful tree at the link above.


Anonymous said...

Here's a nice story ap's might enjoy since your site doesn't usually post ones like it...

Delana said...

This makes me think about what ways I might help my daughter do the reverse...collect something each year in honor of her birth mother. But perhaps collect something around (and to do with) mother's day.


Anonymous said...

wow what a difference from the previous story about the birth parents who are suing their son.

Anonymous said...

I absolutely loved this post. What a poignant story of the love of a mother to her child. A beautiful way to honor her child each year and tell the story of being missed.

I always wondered "if" and will never have that first hand knowledge - priceless.

Thanks Malinda and Merry Christmas to you and yours.