adoption

The two of us

The two of us

I just realized something last night … not only do I look more like our mother than any of my four other siblings, but there are some…

Soul-Searching

Soul-Searching

I didn’t know much about the 1950s and abortion when I revealed my personal feelings on my pink poster. At that time, I did know my mother…

My Journey…

My Journey…

Over 22 years ago, I took a class at a counseling center titled, “The Search for Significance: Seeing Your True Worth Through God’s Eyes,” by Richard S….

Validation

Validation

Often I have wondered, “Who are the other authors in the anthology books where my stories have been published?” I feel honored to have my story in…

My First Book Tour

My First Book Tour

I have a confession to make—I had never read a book that pertained to adoption before this. Thank you for the invitation my friend, Lori Holden, author…

Confiding in my friend, I shared with her what worries me the most when I put my heart out there. “Most people would be surprised you feel…

Dear Friends,

Dear Friends,

Below is a story, I was tickled to have published twice, once in a Chicken Soup for the Soul book as well as a paperback book, Whispers…

My Brother…

My Brother…

When we hate those who are different from us, our words and actions can deeply hurt family members as well. A number of years ago, I found…

Blowing Wishes

Blowing Wishes

I felt safe inside my pretend-world where no one could possibly burst my bubble. I imagined my sister and me laughing happily, long into the night…a forever…

Thou Shalt Not Commit

Thou Shalt Not Commit

I was a child born out of unfaithfulness. Both of my biological parents were married. Sadly, while cheating on their spouses, each had children at home too….

  1. So sad, what a terrible experience. and I know it was only one of many for you. Love you friend!!!
  2. 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…
  3. 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.
  4. I love you❤
  5. I hope you are able to find more on the first chapters of your life. How twisty things became when people had to hide things…ugh. Sad.