Even though I did not know you, I have loved you. I have always wanted to have a ‘real’ mom to say that to. Oh, I had a stand in for mother daughter teas I never had the real thing. I was always so jealous of the girls that had their mom’s with them and the times at school when we made mother day cards were hard.
I did almost meet you, you were the lady that came to the house when I was little and no one would confess that yes, that lady was your mom. In fact my whole ‘other’ family was kept from me, but I knew they were there and I searched for them to no avail. Then one day a call came, it opened up a new world for me, it was a call from my cousin Kathy. Wow!! I found out my mothers sister was still living and that yes I had cousins. A family reunion was put together and I was able to meet my family. This was the first time in my life I felt at home and it was so hard to leave when the time came for us to go our separate ways once again.
There is a long story that goes with all of this but for now I just want to say “Happy Mothers Day” and I love you so much.
Thank you to my cousins who had pictures and letters to share with us. I love the picture of mom with sis.
So many questions will always go unanswered, then again so many were answered.