The Silent Voices

The Silent Voices

Sitting proudly on the seat of my first bicycle, a “refurbished junk yard special,” I yelled back excitedly to the silhouette standing in the driveway. “Look Daddy,…

The Replacement Doll

The Replacement Doll

I took the doll off the shelf tonight and held her for the first time in many years. It’s amazing how healing it has been for that…

Book Interview with Lynn Grubb

Book Interview with Lynn Grubb

Lynn Grubb, editor of The Adoptee Survival Guide: Adoptees Share Their Wisdom and Tools, and I became friends back when we were paired together to do blog…

You are not alone

You are not alone

I decided it was time – thank you Tammy for taking my vision and giving me a fresh-new look on my blog. I love how you make…

I am torn …

I am torn …

After my adoptive mother passed away, I learned that she had been secretly working with one of my cousins to put together a book on her genealogy….

Those Deep Breaths …

Those Deep Breaths …

I am hardly ever left speechless, but for a few minutes tonight I was. My adopted brother who passed away last year had two sons. Unfortunately, I…

The Unexpected Christmas card …

The Unexpected Christmas card …

Some of my friends have been posting that the holidays are hard … Christmas time brings back memories of loved ones that have passed, broken families that…

Thought-Provoking

Thought-Provoking

Over the years, I’ve opened up a lot of closed doors that have revealed the truth to many lies and secrets. Some of the answers quite honestly…

Someone Profited From My Adoption But It Wasn’t Me

Someone Profited From My Adoption But It Wasn’t Me

I was asked if I might be interested in doing a guest post on my friend’s blog You know me; I love writing opportunities/challenges. Lori Holden is…

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. 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.