Today (9/11) would be my First Mother's 63rd Birthday. She passed away in 1980 from breast cancer while searching for the "son" she gave up for adoption 12 years earlier in 1968. She never got to hold me and was told I was a boy...one of "The Girls Who Went Away" whose stories are finally given voice by adult adoptee & author, Ann Fessler.
I write this blog just as much for her as I do for myself. I love you, Mom, and so wish you were here today.