Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Found Siblings...AKA I'm Matt Hunter

Dr Noah Drake
Dr Patrick Drake
Dr Matt Hunter
(however he looks more like Shawn Douglas Brady in this photo than Matt Hunter. Matt has the scruffy thing that I love going on)

Sorry I haven't been around the past few days. I was busy and I was thinking and I was pondering. I've been a fan of General Hospital since the 80's. I didn't watch it then because of Rick Springfield/Noah Drake, but I do now. It was exciting when Noah came back a couple of years ago. We got to find out what he had been up to (married, had a child, alcoholic, etc) and where he was going. We got to meet his son (who I will REALLY be meeting this weekend!) and see some new stuff.

Last week, a new cat was let out of the bag. A new doctor in town, Matt Hunter, is Noah's son. Patrick has a brother. Patrick is pissed. Noah is...well, I don't really know what Noah is, and Matt is just hurt. I can relate.

A few posts back you may remember that I addressed the situation with my father. I would love to have a relationship with him, but I won't die without one. My mom is wonderful. I love her, I look up to her, and I'm so thankful to her that she did not give me up for adoption. (even though there was a time or two that I wished Rick was my father, but I digress).

A particularly painful scene on GH for me to watch went something like this:
PATRICK: what do you want?
MATT: nothing. I want nothing from you.

A few words, short, but it was like a sucker punch. I was asked that same question, several times. And really, all I wanted was to know the rest of my family. that's it. I didn't want money, or a place to live, or anything else. I just wanted to know. and if anything comes of it, that's okay. So, I've been thinking about writing a letter to the siblings I can and just let them know I'm here and I'm open to whatever they might be open to. And if that is nothing- it's okay. I'm good.

As far as Patrick's response, I can't imagine what I would do if somebody showed up claiming to be my sibling. I just don't know. I have thought about what would happen if say, Fisher had a child before we were together. I actually based one of my books on that situation. But while I was watching this scene, I had to think about the fact that I put somebody else in that position. It made me think about what I wanted to do from here. Hence the letter mentioned above.

Here's a link to a letter about a found sibling. dear margo It's true, there should be a book, a support group, a place to go for answers and a shoulder and an ear. Looks like I may have found a new coping mechanism. We'll see.


lynn said...

Looking forward to meeting that Drake son this weekend! That Matt pic you put up looks way different. Now I remember seeing him on Days. I couldn't place him with the facial hair.
I think you should write and let them know how you feel. That you aren't looking for "something" from them just to know who they are. I can't imagine what it must feel like for someone to tell you they are your sibling you never knew. I would feel strange to say the least.

Sooz said...

I too think you should write them when you feel ready and just let them know that you are out there.

On a lighter get to meet JT this weekend?? Cool! I've seen him at a couple of charity hockey events locally and he is even cuter in person :).

ALLY2HisHeart said...

Hey Amy, wow, my Dr. Phil topic email for today's show WAS rather timely, huh? I hadn't even read over hear yet.

There is a new show called "The Locator." I don't remember what network it's on, but it deals with this very issue. Seems to be more and more ways for dealing with it all the time. I hope so--all people need to find as many pieces to their puzzle as possible. You deserve no less.

Have a blast with JT this weekend. You know I SO cannot wait to hear all about it. He's a sweetie and very adorable.

And Matt Hunter will hopefully lose that scruff soon (I know you like it; I don't...LOL) Apparently he had it for a movie role he did and had to reshoot scenes for when first hired. We will see.

Still Dr. Drake has some HOT sonnages! LOL.