Merry Christmas, my first baby girl.

Caroline and Rebecca...
The only time we had Christmas together was the Christmas after we met. She was just 18. I was only 34,and we were still trying to figure out how to behave. There were no rules for celebrating Christmas with the baby girl I relinquished for adoption, when she was born. Here we are in 2015 and I am flying to have Christmas with her precious family for the first time! What a special gift. When Brian overheard a telephone conversation between Rebecca and I, he decided to be Santa Clause for us this year. I saw Rebecca, her sweet spouse and her two boys, my grandsons, 16 months ago and am thrilled to see them again so soon! You may say, so soon? Yes, there was a 4 year lapse between visits last time. Never take your loved ones for granted. Life may prevent you from visiting up close but maintaining a close loving relationship is possible 2500 miles away. Perspective. I never expected to even know her. Her mother, Sharon, made sure that I would. I believe when we realized that God could cover more territory by spreading us across the nation, we became the women of faith you know today. It is an arduous task to BE STILL and let God do the work, but trust HIM. He will. In HIS time. I am in awe and in gratitude. With love.

Finding my way back.

I have been away from my blog for quite some time. I am gearing up to update and reflect changes that have taken place over the past several months. Be Still. I have learned the wisdom in learning to be. I am anxious to reveal the true self that I was all along, but have been an expert at hiding. People change, I know, because I have. Some of the changes are not really changes, but who I really was all the time but didn’t allow my true self to be exposed. I am grateful for the love and support of my TRIBE. The people who have weathered the rolling tide and are loving me sfter the storm passes. You know who you are. I love you.