About a week ago, I posted a video on Facebook about transracial adoption in America.
It takes about an hour to watch the full video so I didn't expect anyone other than maybe my mom and sister to really watch it.
Then at the family reunion my cousin told me she watched it. I didn't get to talk to her much because she has two school-aged children that she was busy with all day, but she said she watched it and is very excited about our adoption. She talked about how common transracial adoption is where she lives in Tennessee.
I was blown away that she actually took time to watch the entire video and was so supportive about it.
In general, the day really wasn't so bad. It was very hot and I was uncomfortable in the beginning, but then I decided to get changed and go in the lake to cool down. I ended up swimming for two hours. It felt so peaceful to swim and swim and look out and only be able to see water in front of you. My sister and one of my cousins were in kayaks and I swam along side them for a long time. It made for a long swim back, but it was nice. I made it back and changed just in time for dinner. After dinner there were some group games that had everyone laughing, then dessert, a group photo, then talking on the deck as the sun went down. All in all, it was a nice day.