My birth mother….like an angel



I would like to quickly reiterate for those of you who may be new to my blog, by saying that the wonderful lady you often hear me refer to as my mother, is actually my stepmother. However, I will always think of her as my mother because she has lovely nurtured me since I was 8 years old.

Tuesday evening, I was looking through some old family photographs and came across several images of my birth mother.

You can read more about her here.

Quite often, people will ask me if I remember her because I was so young when she died. And it’s strange, because I can’t say that I actually remember specific moments with her, however I do remember feeling how strong our bond was.

I was the youngest of my mothers three children, and it was only a matter of six years after giving birth to me that she passed away.

She was 40 years old.

My father in his later years, often told me how close I was to my mother. He said that when I was a little boy, I would be outside playing, and then suddenly run into our house to check in on her; making sure she was okay.

And even though I had no idea she was ill, I must have sensed something because I was apparently always worried about her. My father said that I was forever touching her; hugging her. As if to protect her.

I guess the main thing I remember about my mother is that she seemed like an angel to me.

Ethereal. Delicate and refined.

Pure.

A gentle soul. Soft-spoken.

I never remember her expressing anger of any kind. In fact, I never remember hearing her raise her voice, even once.

It’s odd to think that I was so close to her, yet cannot remember one single moment we shared with one another.

Throughout these many passing years, periodically I’ve tried to squeeze my brain; hoping to recall something.

Yet, never have.

But what I can recall is the love we shared.

No words. No remembered experiences. Only the bond of love.

And even to this day, I still feel that love.

Holding me. Guiding me. Like a whisper.

Like an angel.




Wishing you a beautiful weekend everyone!

X

66 comments

  1. Hi Everyone!

    I have to be into work VERY early today, therefore will be responding to your comments later in the evening.

    This is a busy time for me at work right now - OY VEY!

    Thank you so much for your patience and understanding.

    X

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  2. And the tears flow freely. Oh Ron, I loved this post about your birth mother and the way you kept an eye on her and worried about her when you were a child. You may have no memory of specific events but you have the love and that's worth a million memories. I wish I could say the same about my mother but the regular beatings get in the way of emotion. Special hugs go to you today even though you are too busy to use them.

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  3. Forgot to say, you Mom was (and still is) beautiful.

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  4. She was beautiful Ron !
    Yes, everything does happen for a reason.

    When my friend lost his mother, it was shocking to everybody - she was hardly 50.
    I observed over the years how her passing was actually a 'good thing'.

    She would not have survived the shock of what her children are going through today.

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  5. She's so beautiful. That's so fascinating that you used to go in and check on her and be so protective of her all the time. Your soul must have somehow known. What a beautiful post.

    Have a great weekend. Hope you get some snow! We woke up to more today and I'm stalling making the drive to one of my offices that's an hour away.

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  6. ..Beautifully expressed!!! Made me teary eyed..esp since I just lost my father in October. I've had undeniable signs of him about though!

    I think you are an old soul..so you knew her stay would be brief. I am an old soul too..a very old one. ❤

    I hope your holiday work experience is a most pleasant one!

    LY!

    ~morri

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  7. you don't need to remember details
    it is the feeling that are important and they last forever

    she was beautiful
    just like you are

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  8. I do understand. I took a chance and ventured out to Nordstrom yesterday afternoon because I simply could not bring myself to undertake the adventure this weekend.

    I adore those lovely photos of your mom. She does look like she has the soft spirit of an angel here on earth. Your story makes my heart ache, but in a joyful way, that you are so certain of the love that you both felt.

    Sending out love to you Ron. An extra hug too xoxo

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  9. Oh Ron your Mother was so beautiful! The bond between a mother and her children is very strong so, even though you cannot remember specific instances with her, it is natural that you feel that bond. x

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  10. How very sweet. You were blessed with two angels mothers. Have a blessed weekend.

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  11. I have been reduced to tears... had to read more about your Mom.... it is so hard when you find out someone you love is ill like that and they didn't tell you. My parents "let" me go through my last few weeks of a semester in college and exams b/4 they told me he had lung cancer. I guess I understand that... but I was stunned. "You mean everyone around me knew the whole time but I didn'? I'm your DAUGHTER!" :( What a beautiful post and amazing tribute to your Mom!

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  12. She's a lovely woman Ron. And even though you don't have vivid memories, she clearly loved you as that is what you feel and remember. It's said that people will forget what you did, and forget what you said, but they will always remember how you made them feel. And so it was with you and your mother. God bless her.

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  13. Hello Valerie~

    "You may have no memory of specific events but you have the love and that's worth a million memories."

    (((( Valerie )))))

    You're right, dear lady.

    And that's the thing that keeps on forever.

    Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your sweet words.

    And thank you for the special HUGS because I can REALLY use them right now - retail is starting to get INSANE!!!!

    HA!

    Have a wonderful weekend, Valerie!

    X

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  14. Hey Jaffer~

    Thank you, kind sir.

    "When my friend lost his mother, it was shocking to everybody - she was hardly 50."

    OMG...that was so young, I bet it was a shock.

    "She would not have survived the shock of what her children are going through today."

    I do hope they're okay.

    Thank you for stopping by, Jaffer. Always so nice to see ya, buddy!

    Have a great weekend!

    X

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  15. Hi Chrissy~

    "Your soul must have known."

    Yes, I think on some level it must have. I think children sometimes 'sense' things on a very deep level because their 'feelings/intuition' are so sensitive.

    Thank you for your sweet words.

    Wasn't she beautiful?

    Oooo...oooo...PLEASE send me some of that snow, ok??? I'm so jealous. They keep saying we're getting some, but NOTHING is happening.

    Have a great weekend, girl!

    X to you, Bernie, and Vinny Boy!

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  16. Hello Morri~

    Yes, I know you lost your father only recently, therefore I know it must be hard for you right now.

    ((( Morri )))

    "I think you are an old soul...so you knew her stay would be brief."

    Yes, I think I must have known that too. She and I had such a deep (unspoken) connection, as if we knew one anothers souls.

    "I've had undeniable signs of him about though!"

    I bet you have! It's funny, because whenever I'm going through a time of uncertainy, fear, or confusion, I feel my mothers presence very strongly; helping me. guiding me.

    Thank you so much for stopping by, my Capricorn/Florida friend!

    Your presence here is so appreciated!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    LY!

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  17. Hello Lady Dianne~

    "You don't need to remember the details it is the feeling that are important and they last forever..."

    You're absolutely right, dear lady!

    Forever!

    Thank you.

    Have a faaaaabulous weekend! Thank you for stopping by!

    X to you and the gang!

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  18. Hello Diane~

    "She does look like she has the soft spirit of an angel here on earth."

    Yes, she does, doesn't she? You can really see it in these photos of her, especially the last one. My father said that she was such a gentle lady, yet very strong.

    "You story makes my heart ache, but in a joyful way, that you are so certain of the love you both felt."

    (((( Diane ))))

    Thank you so much for stopping by, sweet friend. Have a wonderful weekend!

    And you were so smart to venture out to Nordstrom yesterday, because the stores are INSANE during the weekends!

    Thanks for the extra hug!

    X to you and c!

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  19. Hello Akelamalu~

    "Oh Ron your Mother was so beautiful!"

    Awwww....thank you. Wasn't she beautiful?

    "The bond between a mother and her children is very strong so, even though you cannot remember specific instances with her, it is natural that you feel that bond."

    I agree, the bond between a mother and child is VERY strong. Something that lives on forever!

    Thank you for stopping by, m'dear! Always so wonderful to see you!

    Enjoy your weekend!

    X

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  20. Hello SuziCate~

    "You were blessed with two angels mothers."

    Yes I was! And I am sooooooooooooo grateful for that.

    Have a blessed weekend! And thank you for stopping by!

    X

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  21. Hello Katherine~

    Thank you for taking the time to read my previous post about my mother. I wrote that over a year ago.

    " it is so hard when you find out someone you love is ill like that and they didn't tell you."

    Yes, it is. But fortunately, I was able to put closure on my mothers death, by my father allowing me to walk through his own death with him. He and I were able to heal many things during the 9 days of his passing. I will always be grateful for that time.

    "My parents "let" me go through my last few weeks of a semester in college and exams b/4 they told me he had lung cancer. I guess I understand that... but I was stunned."

    Yes, I bet you were. I think your parents (like my father) did that to protect us. It may not have been the 'best' choice, but it's a choice they made out of love and concern.

    Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your similar experience on this post. It was very appreciated.

    (((( Katherine ))))

    Wishing you a lovely weekend, dear lady!

    X

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  22. Hello Matty~

    I can't thank you enough for your beautiful comment.

    "It's said that people will forget what you did, and forget what you said, but they will always remember how you made them feel. And so it was with you and your mother. God bless her."

    Yes, and so it was with me and my mother.

    How we made each other feel. Love.

    Have a wonderful weekend, neighbor! Thank you so much for stopping by.

    X

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  23. awh don't you dare go making me tear up, ron! beautiful words - warms my heart, a relationship as such.

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  24. Hiya V~

    "beautiful words - warms my heart, a relationship as such."

    Awwww...thank you, girl!

    Always great seeing ya, V! Thanks a bunch for stopping by.

    Have a grrrrrreat weekend!

    X

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  25. Ron, What a beautiful woman your mother is, losing her at such a young age makes it hard to remember particular instances but the most important thing here is the Love you shared with her, she loved you with all her heart and you loved her the same, if this was not true you would not be feeling it today my Friend.

    Don't worry so much about not remembering certain things but cherish the memory she has given you in her Love for you.

    Great Tribute to your Mom, I see where you get your good looks Buddy

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  26. Howdy Jimmy~

    "...the most important thing here is the Love you shared with her, she loved you with all her heart and you loved her the same..."

    You're absolutely right.

    Beause if that were not true, I would not be feeling it today.

    "Don't worry so much about not remembering certain things but cherish the memory she has given you in her Love for you."

    Thank you, buddy! I will.

    Always so great too see you, Jimmy! Thank you for your kind words.

    Wishing you and Miss Cindy a flaaaaaawless weekend!

    X

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  27. Oh, Ron, your birth mother is absolutely gorgeous. And you're right, kids to seem to have a sixth sense about those types of things.

    Her wedding dress was exquisite! Hope you have a wonderful weekend that isn't too stressful at work.

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  28. Hey brother, beautiful read! I can only hope my son thinks of his mother in such tones. This post shows us your true character, and it's nothing but positive and loving. You're a rare bird, my friend. The world could use more of you. Many thanks for sharing!

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  29. So beautiful. I read it all. This post and the one you linked to. You seem to have grown thanks to this. You are on the good side. The good lesson that was. How interesting that it started making its way out in your mid thirties... that is where I am;) Remember scale issues and Susu...

    What you say about your mom are the very qualities I hope to develop in me. Soft-spokennes. Delicacy.

    Keep carrying your graceful mom's legacy. I know she could be proud, very much so!

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  30. Good Morning Peg~

    Thank you, dear friend!

    "Her wedding dress was exquisite!"

    Isn't it? I actually found a photograph of the entire bridal party, and you should SEE the dresses and tuxedos they had on. They were faaaabulous! It looked like a photo out of the movie, 'The Godfather' - HA!

    Thank for stopping by, Peg! Always a delight seeing ya!

    Hope you're enjoying a super weekend!

    X

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  31. Good Morning Herman~

    "I can only hope my son thinks of his mother in such tones."

    I'm SURE he will! Both you and Karin are such loving and caring people.

    Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet words. Much appreciated, buddy!

    Have a grrrrrreat weekend!

    X to you, Karin, and Tyler!

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  32. Bonjour Susu~

    Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed reading the other post as well.

    "How interesting that it started making its way out in your mid thirties... that is where I am;) Remember scale issues and Susu..."

    Yes, my 30's were the years I began a time of tremendous 'self-exploration' - digging deep, bringing things to the surface, and growth. I think my fathers death was the catalyst for that.

    "What you say about your mom are the very qualities I hope to develop in me. Soft-spokennes. Delicacy."

    And you are, beautiful lady....you are!

    Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet words. You're a dear!

    Hope you're enjoying a flawless weekend!

    Ciao!

    X

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  33. Oh Ron, what a special post. My Father died when I was 5 (he was 40), so I understand the frustration at having few to no memories. He was sick with Cancer and I remember taking him gingerale in his chair in the living room. And I remember the morning he died. In my growing up years I wished that I had more of a connection to him, but no manner of wishing and wanting brought him back or any of his memories. My trip to Africa was about piecing together a bigger picture of him. What I have discovered over the years though, is that he didn't leave me. As an adult, I have come to realize that he has been with me the whole time watching out for me. At some point I looked up and realized that the guardian angel that rides on my shoulder was him and that is pretty special. I am sure that your Mom has watched you your whole life too. She took away the painful memories and left you with all the good warm fuzzies. Pretty special.
    Hugs & happy weekend to you dear man.

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  34. Hi Ronnie,
    Its glad to be here; I was so busy with my work!
    I popped in yesterday after finishing my job but, I waited until I had my time on the weekend to comment.
    These pics are gorgeous!!! Oh my God; your Mom was a good looker! I do remember the story about her that you told(bless her). How absolutely uncanny that you were so concerned about your Mommy at a young age.
    You felt something and knew that Mommy had to be protected.

    Thank you for sharing, my friend. I was very touched.
    This is for Ronnie's Mommy, who is up there listening at us talk about her son:

    " He's a good guy that I am proud to call my friend".
    xoxoxo

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  35. Boy.

    I had to read both posts--like one wouldn't have been enough to reduce me to tears?

    She's a beautiful soul, your birth mom. Filled with grace--gentle...soft. You look like her.

    I'm not surprised you carry her love with you. It would seem the two of you had a connectedness of your own.

    I know you know my birth mother went home to G-d when I was quite small. I have no memories that are my own--they're all a collection of things told to me by family. I wish I could say there was a connection, I can't. I longed for that my whole growing up. And when I had the opportunity with a step-mother, I became a little terror....loyal to a mother I didn't even remember. Well, that and she was getting the better bits of my father.

    She weathered my terrorism well--and I sorely miss having her in my life. But all is as is needed to be. And when I got the opportunity to walk through the closing chapter of her human life, she told me I was her daughter--and had been from the day our paths crossed.

    I hold this place of honour for the moms of the world. I get all sortsa protective and 'small' in their presence...right sized maybe. I have nothing but adoration (and a bit of envy for folks who still have a mom in their life--lucky people oft times don't know how graced they are to have that).

    And today I know the privilege of being given two children to teach and love. It has been a glorious undertaking--difficult as it became some moments.
    Watching that privilege play out for the ones you taught....I cannot put into words.
    Maybe that's akin to the bond and the 'coming full circle', eh?
    Dunno.
    But I do know the miracle of love.
    And I'm glad you know it, too.

    (((((((((( Ron )))))))))))))

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  36. Hello Katherine~

    I can't thank you enough for sharing the story about your father. You and I were about the same age when we lost our parents and lost them to the same disease, so I know you can totally understand how I feel.

    "What I have discovered over the years though, is that he didn't leave me. As an adult, I have come to realize that he has been with me the whole time watching out for me. At some point I looked up and realized that the guardian angel that rides on my shoulder was him and that is pretty special."

    And that's why I've discovered also. She's been my guardian angel all this time!

    "She took away the painful memories and left you with all the good warm fuzzies. Pretty special."

    (((( Katherine ))))

    Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your experience and words of enlightenment, dear lady!

    Much appreciated!

    Happy weekend!!!

    X

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  37. Bonjour Barbara~

    "I popped in yesterday after finishing my job but, I waited until I had my time on the weekend to comment."

    Awwwww...your such a dear, my friend! Thank you for stopping back and sharing your comment.

    "These pics are gorgeous!!! Oh my God; your Mom was a good looker!"

    Thank you. Wasn't she a pretty lady? She had such warm eyes and a beautiful smile. I didn't realize (until I saw these photos) that she had such gorgeous hair. My father, being a hairstylist use to style it for her.

    Thank you soooooooo much for your sweet and tender words, Barb.

    And I'm proud and honored to call you my friend too!

    (((( Barbara )))))

    Hope you're having a beautiful weekend!

    xoxoxo

    P.S. Glad to hear you're busy with your work. You GO, girl!

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  38. Hello Dear Mel~

    I know you must remember when I posted the first one over a year ago, so thank you for reading it again.

    "She's a beautiful soul, your birth mom. Filled with grace--gentle...soft. You look like her."

    Awwww...thank you. Soft. That's it, exactly!

    It's funny, some people tell me that I look like my mother, and others tell me I look like my father. I actually think I look like both of them. I have my mother shape face, and my fathers eyes.

    We did. My mother and I had a connectedness of our own. Even to this day I feel her with me.

    "And when I had the opportunity with a step-mother, I became a little terror....loyal to a mother I didn't even remember."

    I was the same way, Mel. At first, I was a little terror to my stepmother; resentful that she was taking my mothers place. However, in time, because my stepmother was so patient and lovely towards us, I softened.

    "She weathered my terrorism well."

    Mine too!

    "And when I got the opportunity to walk through the closing chapter of her human life, she told me I was her daughter--and had been from the day our paths crossed."

    OMG, how beautiful! That brought tears to my eyes.

    "Maybe that's akin to the bond and the 'coming full circle', eh?
    Dunno.
    But I do know the miracle of love.
    And I'm glad you know it, too."

    Coming full circle.

    ((((( Mel ))))))

    Thank you for sharing on this post, dear lady. Your words touched me deeply.

    Hope you're enjoying a beautiful weekend!

    XOXOXOXO

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  39. What an amazing tribute to your mother. I could only hope that my son has such kind things to say about me one day. I can't imagine not having my mom around...but in a way you were lucky because you had 2 mothers who loved and nurtured you so. That wasn't meant to be flip or disrespectful, so I hope it didn't come out that way...lucky isn't the right word.

    My husband's uncle passed away last week after a 3.5 year battle against cancer. We attended the funeral. One of his grandson's spoke and said that his grandfather was not in the "box" but the important part of him was in heaven, looking down on us.

    Such an eloquent and true thought from an 11 year old boy. Took my breath away. That's what I choose to believe, they are in heaven looking down on us.

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  40. Good Morning Kate~

    "I can't imagine not having my mom around...but in a way you were lucky because you had 2 mothers who loved and nurtured you so."

    Yes, I totally know what you mean and I agree. I've been lucky to have 2 awesome mothers.

    "One of his grandson's spoke and said that his grandfather was not in the "box" but the important part of him was in heaven, looking down on us."

    So sorry to hear about your husband's uncle, Kate. What a beautifully eloquent way his grandson expressed death. Isn't it amazing how a child will speak truth?

    "That's what I choose to believe, they are in heaven looking down on us."

    Me too!

    Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing on this post, Kate. Much appreciated.

    Hope you're enjoying a wonderful weekend!

    X

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  41. Oh Ron! This was sooooo beautiful. I'm sitting here with tears streaming down my face.

    I truly believe your mother is watching over you every day, protecting you the way you tried to protect her when you were a little boy. And even though you can't remember specific moments, you DO remember the MOST IMPORTANT thing of all. LOVE.

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  42. Beautiful post. If you remember the love, that's all you need. (Didn't John Lennon say that?).

    I'm beginning to wonder if you are a bit of a psychic. I've always believed myself to be, and some of the experiences you have shared here seem to indicate as much.

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  43. Hi Meleah~

    "I truly believe your mother is watching over you every day, protecting you the way you tried to protect her when you were a little boy. And even though you can't remember specific moments, you DO remember the MOST IMPORTANT thing of all. LOVE."

    Thank you for sharing that, my Libra friend!

    ((((Meleah))))

    Much thanks for stopping by! ALWAYS so wonderful to see you!

    Hope you had a super weekend!

    X ya!

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  44. Howdy Mark~

    "If you remember the love, that's all you need. (Didn't John Lennon say that?)."

    OMG...that's right, he did!

    "All You Need Is Love"

    "I'm beginning to wonder if you are a bit of a psychic. I've always believed myself to be, and some of the experiences you have shared here seem to indicate as much."

    Yes, my intuition has always been very keen. And as I've gotten older, it's gotten more so. I'm finally learning how to 'hear' it and follow it. I'm not at all surprised that you feel the same way, because most creative/artist people are. I think it's because we're very sensitve type people, so closely connected to Universal energy.

    Thank you so much for stopping by and for your supportive and kind words.

    Muchly appreciated, buddy!

    Hope you had a great weekend!

    X

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  45. aw, that is so sweet the relationship you n her shared. she is truly beautiful, especially from that close-up photograph. i was adopted, didn't have the chance to know who my real parents are. like you relying on your intuition, i kinda guessed everything out, n finally found out the truth from my sister, whom they revealed during her marriage. i suppose i would have to wait until my marriage to have the truth spoken to me as well. which in your case, i find it extremely sweet to know different mothers n still love them the way you did!

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  46. Hello Levian~

    Thank you for your sweet comment.

    I have several friends who were also adopted, and each were told as soon as they were old enough to understand. One of my friends tried very hard to find out who his real parents were, but never did. He eventually got to the point of realizing it didn't matter because he was LOVED by the parents who had adopted. And that's all that really mattered.

    He was loved.

    As I'm absolutely sure, you are!

    Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing on this post, Levian!

    Always such a delight to see ya!

    Hope you enjoyed a super weekend!

    X

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  47. you are absolutely correct, i am loved; we are loved. truly nothing less was give to us compared to any birth parents. ever since i knew about the truth, it made me cherish them more, especially the effort they put in to have us live a healthy childhood, n a normal life. we were as confident as any child who live with their birth parents! from then, i started to grow mentally, understanding many things weren't what they seemed to be, many things are not to be taken for granted. things are not beautiful without someone working hard towards it. for that, i love more of this world, this life, n everything that comes along with it!

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  48. Those pictures are priceless. It's funny but I have been thinking a lot about my mother the last few days. She died about six years ago. Maybe it's the time of year. I try to just focus on the love. Anything else feels meaningless.

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  49. She is beautiful, Ron. The actual moments aren't important, it's the feeling of love you still have, from her and for her, that is what keeps her spirit alive within you. Angels aren't around us, they are in us.

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  50. Hi dear Ron,

    What a beautiful post about your mom, which of course left me sobbing with tears flowing freely down my cheeks.. I know your mom is always with you, just as mine is... It's sad that you lost your mom at such a young age, but no age is really every easy! You are blessed with your step mom.
    Thanks for sharing your 'mom' with us and what a beautiful woman she was and will always be...

    Love and hugs,
    Leesa

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  51. Beautiful woman!! And a beautiful post, Ron! I'm glad you still have a close bond with your birth mom, even though you can't physically be with her and haven't been for some time, you are open to accepting how she is in your life in other ways.
    The best experiences there are in the world really only involve times we give love and receive it. I'm happy you've enjoyed both!

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  52. This is such a beautiful post. I lost my mother 8 years ago and while I realize I was lucky to have her for so long, I still miss her very much.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  53. Hello again Levian~

    "truly nothing less was give to us compared to any birth parents. ever since i knew about the truth, it made me cherish them more, especially the effort they put in to have us live a healthy childhood, n a normal life. we were as confident as any child who live with their birth parents!"

    Yes, that's it exactly! It's just as I felt about my stepmother, she may not 'technically' be my mother, but she put every effort into having us live a healthy, loving childhood.

    " i started to grow mentally, understanding many things weren't what they seemed to be, many things are not to be taken for granted. things are not beautiful without someone working hard towards it. for that, i love more of this world, this life, n everything that comes along with it!"

    I think it's soooooooo wonderful that you understand that!

    BRAVA!

    Thank you for stopping by!

    Enjoy your day!

    X

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  54. Hey Jen~

    I found these pictures in an envelope that my stepmother mailed to me several years ago, and instantly felt like posting about her.

    "I have been thinking a lot about my mother the last few days. She died about six years ago. Maybe it's the time of year."

    I had no idea you had recently lost your mother.

    ((( Jen )))

    I think you're right...maybe it's this time of the year.

    "I try to focus on the love. Anything else feels meaningless."

    Yes, me too.

    Much thanks for stopping by and sharing on this post, my friend!

    Enjoy your day!

    X

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  55. Hello Lady Nitebyrd~

    "The actual moments aren't important, it's the feeling of love you still have, from her and for her, that is what keeps her spirit alive within you. Angels aren't around us, they are in us."

    Thank you soooooooooooooooooo much for sharing that!

    "Angels aren't around us, they are in us."

    That is such an AWESOME way to put it!!

    And you're right!!

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by; adding your thoughts and feelings to this post, Sis!

    You da' BOMB!

    X ya!!!!!

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  56. Bonjour Leesa~

    " I know your mom is always with you, just as mine is..."

    Yes, my friend....just as your mother is always with you.

    (((( Leesa )))))

    "It's sad that you lost your mom at such a young age, but no age is really every easy! You are blessed with your step mom."

    You're so right, Leesa...no matter what age we are, losing a parent is never really easy. I know you understand that.

    Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing on this post, my friend!

    Love and hugs,

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  57. Hey Crystal Chick~

    Thank you.

    " I'm glad you still have a close bond with your birth mom, even though you can't physically be with her and haven't been for some time, you are open to accepting how she is in your life in other ways."

    Is funny, because sometimes I think we can actually have a closer bond with those who have passed over, because there is nothing physical that separates us.

    There's only love.

    "The best experiences there are in the world really only involve times we give love and receive it."

    You said it, M!

    Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts and feelings.

    ALWAYS appreciated and enjoyed!

    Have a super Monday!

    X

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  58. Good Morning Rob~

    "I lost my mother 8 years ago and while I realize I was lucky to have her for so long, I still miss her very much."

    Yes, I can understand how you feel.

    I lost my father about 15 years ago, and I STILL have moments of seeing a photo of him and just breaking down; sobbing. It's odd, because we weren't overly-close or affectionate with one another, but we always shared a mutual love and respect. I don't think I ever really realized this, until after he passed away.

    Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing, Rob.

    Muchly appreciated.

    Have a great Monday!

    X

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  59. aw, look how beautiful your mommy is!

    Yea, that is strange when you think about it, but not really - i guess that's what they mean by that motherly bond. it's indescribable.

    So sorry to hear she passed away too early =( Sounds like she was a wonderful lady, and obviously she passed alot of that wonderful along to you =)

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  60. Hey Blunt~

    Thank you, girl!

    "Yea, that is strange when you think about it, but not really - i guess that's what they mean by that motherly bond. it's indescribable."

    Yes, that's it exactly....indescribable (unspoken).

    "So sorry to hear she passed away too early =( Sounds like she was a wonderful lady, and obviously she passed alot of that wonderful along to you =)"

    (((( Blunt ))))

    Thanks mucho for stopping by! You're a sweetheart!

    Enjoy your day!

    X

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  61. She certainly was beautiful. Love is the all important thing.

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  62. Hi Babs~

    Awww....thank you, dear lady!

    And you are sooooo correct....

    "Love is the all important thing."

    It is eternal.

    Much thanks for stopping by!

    Hope you had a super day!

    X

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  63. This really touched my heart and thank you for sharing. My mom has been gone for about two years. It wasn't until her last few years of life, I realized how closely connected we were.

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  64. Greetings Peggy~

    Welcome! Thank you for stoppping by and sharing a comment. Nice to meet you!

    You are so welcome, I'm glad it touched you.

    "My mom has been gone for about two years. It wasn't until her last few years of life, I realized how closely connected we were."

    ((( Peggy ))))

    It's so great to hear that you connected!!!

    Thank you again for stopping by! Please drop by whenever you wish. You're always welcomed!

    Enjoy your evening!

    X

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  65. as a mother of a little boy who treats me exactly the way your father says you treated your own mother, I want to say "thank you".
    Words can't say how much those hugs and check ins and touches and kisses and those eyes looking up into yours make everything in the whole wide world better and makes all the hard times and sacrifices so incredibly worth it.

    If I were to pass today, the love I would carry into infinity would be the one between me and my son. It's unlike anything else that ever was.

    I'm sure she loved the other kiddos too, but what you guys had (and always will, according to the way I think the world works) goes beyond the regular mother/child love.

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  66. Hello Lora~

    I can't thank you ENOUGH for your sweet, kind, and touching words!

    "If I were to pass today, the love I would carry into infinity would be the one between me and my son. It's unlike anything else that ever was."

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

    (((( Lora )))))

    I agree...what we shared goes beyond the mother/child love.

    And I know in my heart that you and your adorable son share the same bond!

    Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing on this post, my friend!

    Sooooo appreciated!

    X

    P.S. Hope you had a blessed Christmas!

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