losses

Two mothers

Two mothers

I am assuming she must have done something very bad. However, for a brief moment that we made eye contact as two mothers, it didn’t matter. While…

Our Meant-to-Be Acquaintances

Our Meant-to-Be Acquaintances

In my search for my birth father, regardless of all the time that had gone by, I found the majority of my inquiry phone calls and letters…

My Brother’s Story

My Brother’s Story

The Whittington Family:Ryland’s Story After my husband left early for work Saturday morning, I got up for a few minutes to read my e-mail. One message was…

Happy Birthday, my niece

Happy Birthday, my niece

It was just an old piece of aluminum, but the strainer was sentimental to me. When my grandfather had passed away, the one with sparkling eyes and…

Is it just a piece of paper?

Is it just a piece of paper?

I just don’t understand why I had to fight so hard for the love of a father, and still I lost out in the end. As I…

Too many losses

Too many losses

When confronted to give a straight answer to some of my questions, I can see now that my father seemed to have had bits of truth strewn…

Where does compassion begin?

Where does compassion begin?

My niece (my father’s granddaughter) and I first connected in August of 2010, and we have been friends ever since. She and her husband were actually going…

Redefining Loss

Redefining Loss

As I watched the college students celebrating in the streets after hearing the news of Bin Laden’s demise, I wanted to ask them why they were cheering…

Love, Annie Jo

Love, Annie Jo

After reading Peter Pollock’s most recent thought-provoking post, “I am NOT OKAY,” http://su.pr/1DSgQP I thought to myself: I have truly conquered those “real” feelings that Peter is experiencing at the moment….

Where Grief Hides

Where Grief Hides

I was sure my first traffic ticket in over 16 years was a sign. After all it was about that long ago since I had last seen…

  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❤