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Pause and Rewind

Pause and Rewind

October 23, 2012 “Bursting into tears, I remember feeling like we all do at times, “I was just a number again, not a human being.” Downtrodden by…

Mother’s Day 2016

Mother’s Day 2016

I’ve been thinking about my mother who gave birth to me. We missed out on getting to know each other. Searching for her in my late 30s,…

Our Given Name

Our Given Name

They must have known I lost my name and wrote this clever, fun book for once-little girls just like me. Maybe I could write my own book…

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…

Take Your Pick

Take Your Pick

When I was searching for my birth father, the old-timers mentioned three separate names as possibilities. None of the people I contacted seemed to be positive about…

With a little help from our friends …

With a little help from our friends …

I can so relate to my good friend, Wendy’s feelings. We both found our mothers had passed away much too young and our birthdays are only a…

Christmas 2013

Christmas 2013

Many years ago, I rode in the passenger’s seat from Portland, OR down to San Francisco with a co-worker. The plan—I was going to meet my husband…

  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.