My fortuitous life began shortly after conception. In that for reasons I am not privy to, I was not exactly the fruit of desired labors, but instead a surprise of desirous labors. Fortunately, the female of this duo was compassionate enough to carry me the requisite period and handed me over to be raised elsewhere. I have never met this woman, but have sent her my thanks for her great and kind sacrifice. and, one can only begin to comprehend the gesture of giving a baby up for adoption after they themselves have had a child. unfathomable.
As a fellow adoptee was told by his nurturing mother, "you may not have been expected, but you were selected." Gotta love maternal spin control. Anyway, I made it down the chute and fortunately escaped the vacuum or other such inconvenience and entered the worldly fray under the name Mark Allen Lombardo.