a father’s love

Once upon a time …

Once upon a time …

The hospital where I was born freely gave me a copy of my disturbing-looking birth records, where it noted that as a newborn I had been discharged…

Who would it be?

Who would it be?

My younger birth brother, Joe :). Only 10 months after my birth, our mother learned she was pregnant with her fifth child. Married with three older children,…

Joy in the Moment

Joy in the Moment

The sound of other kids playing in the room seemed distant, as I attentively watched the beaming 3-year-old twin finding joy in the moment. A few minutes…

He loved me … he loved me not?

He loved me … he loved me not?

Above are the only two pictures that I can call my very own of my first adoptive father. I wish I could say it was when life…

Where we find forgiveness

Where we find forgiveness

I was thinking about my late birth father tonight … he was a very intelligent man. As a geologist doing both on-loan and contract work, he had…

My Four Fathers

My Four Fathers

Sometimes I believe we find forgiveness in the only way we know how. To my siblings’ father whose name is on my birth certificate—I am a spitting…

Recapturing Our Lost Riches (back by popular demand)

Recapturing Our Lost Riches (back by popular demand)

As a young child, I would sneak out to the garage when my adoptive parents weren’t home and find the “hidden pictures.” It was as if there…

Recapturing Our Lost Riches

Recapturing Our Lost Riches

As a young child, I would sneak out to the garage when my adoptive parents weren’t home and find the “hidden pictures.” It was as if there…

Joy in the Moment

Joy in the Moment

The sound of other kids playing in the room seemed distant, as I attentively watched the beaming 3-year-old twin finding joy in the moment. A few minutes…

  1. Oh, I am so sad for those girls. To have lost you once because of their mother’s decision, and then to have lost you again because of their own short-sightedness. They really missed out. I’m sorry you did, too 🙁
  2. So sad, what a terrible experience. and I know it was only one of many for you. Love you friend!!!
  3. This fills me with sadness: “No child should have to continually try to make a parent love them.” What a tragedy that your mother was not able to accept love from you. My guess is that deep down, she didn’t feel lovable, and she had to cover that shameful fact up with a bunch of br…
  4. It’s insane that these findings were made but nothing was done about it. All these years later, you are still waiting for the wrongs to be righted.
  5. I love you❤