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Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is coming up on Sunday.  I remember when I was young I would think of my birth mom on Mother’s Day and wondered if she thought of me. 38 more words


Mother's Day Makes Me Greedy

This year for Mother’s Day, I’ll be flying to New York City, thanks to my gracious, newly discovered sister! Once I get there, I’ll have three days with my sister, as well as the mother we share! 437 more words

Shawny Lou Miller


I received an email from my birth father yesterday, who didn’t even know of my existence until five months ago, when I popped into his life and yodeled, … 506 more words

Shawny Lou Miller

"K" is for KANSAS, Precious KANSAS

This is my ode to all who live in Kansas, specifically El Dorado and Leavenworth.

Whether you know it or not, you’ve played a part in my being here today. 413 more words

Shawny Lou Miller

A Focused Mind, A Bursting Heart

Karen Pickell’s story “The Letter,” in Perpetual Child: Dismantling the Stereotype (Adult Adoptee Anthology), takes the reader on an emotional ride through the narrator’s mind. 339 more words


"D" - DOUBLE D's Changed My Life!

Who knew that Double D’s would change my life?

It was early on a Wednesday morning in April, 2013 when I awoke to screaming.

Well, not in the sense you might expect. 2,185 more words

Shawny Lou Miller

"C" is for COURAGE (Hidden in the Shadows of Mom and Dad)

I was adopted at two weeks of age. My parents never hid the truth from me. They were courageous and believed that I deserved to know that, even though I was… 893 more words

Shawny Lou Miller