Most of us have a pretty good idea of where we got our physical characteristics. Some, like me and others on the forum, who were adopted have even had the opportunity to meet, or at least see pictures of our biological family. If not maybe you have had children of your own and can see your genes in their features. Think back about
the people who you are related to...Are there any physical characteristics that run in your family? Sometimes these are defining and other times they seem to be a loving family joke.
Like I mentioned, I was adopted at birth so until I was nearly 40 I had no idea what my biological family looked like. When I did meet them, birth parents and siblings, we were all built pretty much the same. Square shoulders, medium height, strong Dutch/German stature and I found the origin of my daughter's blue eyes.
But one of the funniest things was when I met my full blood brother. After the beginning chit-chat when we all were getting more comfortable, his wife said...you two...take off your shoes! We have to see if you have the 'family' toe!
I had no idea what they were talking about
and my brother was quite embarrassed but off came my shoes and voila~~ The 4th toe on each foot is bend inward just like everyone else in my biological family. Guess that made it official...I did belong to them.
Is there some family resemblance that has passed down in your family? Or do your children show some of your characteristics?
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