As you may already know, my name is Michelle L. Anderson. I truly believe I should change my middle-initial “L” to Lovelogical because this entire movement started for me at birth.
Yes, I was born into a blended Lovelogical family, which later became a blended foster family filled with extended family. And having one of the best cousins in the world who was adopted into our family and shared my birthday was like a cherry on top. So, yes I was indeed born Lovelogical!
On this web page, over time, I would like to introduce you to some of my Lovelogical family members and moments in my life.
I would also like to get to know you and your Lovelogical family members too! But, we will talk about that later.
Right now let me introduce you to the combination of my family, so you get to know them by name: (Left to Right) Kayla, Christian, Janel, Dalon, Samiya, Morris holding Coco and Taurise.
Dalon, Janel, and Samiya are my biological children and granddaughter. My children have had Lovelogical siblings their entire lives. Their siblings became a part of our lives via mentorship programs; volunteer events; or friends who became and still are family!
First, I would like to introduce you to one of my special Lovelogical family members, Morris Ball. You will meet the others soon. Just keep coming back.
Morris is special to me because he is my Lovelogical brother. Morris and I met years ago as children when he and his sister came to live with us as foster children. However, my mother did not treat any of the children who came into our home as fosters. They were family.
Morris was a young boy around 8 or 9. My father was happy to have Morris in our home. They went fishing and hung out. One of my most vivid memories is my father cutting Morris hair in the kitchen, which back in the day was where all the cutting and pressing of hair happened.
Morris was fortunate in that he had a mother who was always in his life. She and my mother would often talk about life. My mother was older and offered guidance. Her goal was to help Morris’ mom get her kids back. Their relationship became similar to that of a mentor/mentee.
Whatever the relationship it worked. Morris and his sister were allowed back home with their mom.
We visited each other off and on over time. Eventually, the relationship was not encouraged by the foster agency. We later lost communication when Morris and his sister were placed in another home.
Everything Happens for a Reason
For years I searched for them. I would find his sister and lose her again a few times. Morris I could not find. I now know I could not find Morris because it was not the right time. I also know everything happens for a reason.
This year I found Morris. I discovered my Lovelogical brother! We had so much catching up to do! We have had some awesome family moments with my children and Lovelogical family. We have laughed and enjoyed getting to know each other.
Morris recently lost his mother. She was the closest person to him. They talked every day about the present and future. As a man of God, my Lovelogical brother does not dwell on the negatives of the past. He embraces the love received from his biological and Lovelogical families.
I am so proud to see Morris as a loving son, biological and Lovelogical father and grandfather. He is great friends with his ex-wife and her family as am I because of his kind heart.
Part of me feels as if my parents showed and instilled a lot of love in the time Morris and his sister lived with us. In him, their legacy lives on.
I know this was a long read. So stay tuned. In a few weeks, I will introduce you to the rest of the family in the picture.
May your day or night be filled with pure love.
Lovelogical Family – DNA NOT REQUIRED!