Lethal Weapon fan explains how Riggs helped them with life’s challenges

Clayne Crawford’s poignant portrayal of the struggles of the brave yet broken Martin Riggs in Lethal Weapon has resonated with so many fans of the show.

Here, one fan opens up with great courage about how Riggs has helped them try to come to terms with the mystery of their birth mother’s death and the challenges this has present to them through life…
“I’ll never have the true story of what happened. With Riggs getting to the story of his wife, I felt almost the same. My birth mom wasn’t murdered, but the story is still questionable, as no one involved (meaning my birth moms half sister or half brother) will say anything about it.

I would love to be able to afford a stone for her. Never met her, but being adopted to a wonderful family, as an adoptee would understand, there’s just something more to it.

Riggs portrays the one that has always felt lost and an outcast. No matter what he tries to do to fit in. He even admitted to Trish, “I didn’t have this growing up. The closest thing I had to a family was with Marisa” that struck a cord with me.

I never had a Marisa in my life, but when something is gone after you realize what the word “adopted” means, you can’t just go to an office somewhere to close your accounts and get your new identity back. Being adopted, you’re not allowed to have your health history, even if your born with fetel alcohol syndrome.

It’s a challenge every moment to try to understand that feeling of not being really a part of the family even though the family is extremely supportive.

Feeling like an outcast in your own family environment, it’s hard enough to remember your adopted family loves you. You’re stuck in your own head sometimes with negative thoughts about yourself, no matter the situation. You can’t help it.

Riggs portrays the one that has always felt lost and an outcast. No matter what he tries to do to fit in. He even admitted to Trish, “I didn’t have this growing up. The closest thing I had to a family was with Marisa” that struck a cord with me.

I never had a Marisa in my life, but when something is gone after you realize what the word “adopted” means, you can’t just go to an office somewhere to close your accounts and get your new identity back. Being adopted, you’re not even allowed to have your health history.”

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