Before I go any further with this blog I need to tell you about my WONDERFUL parents who raised me since I was an infant. They picked me up on March 7, 1962 at Catholic Charities on Lindell and have loved me unconditionally ever since. Even though I was baptized Anna from my natural Mother, Dorothy, I was baptized again in the Catholic Church with my Aunt and Uncle being my Godparents. My name was changed legally to Carol Marie. My Mom and Dad brought me home on March 7th and introduced me to my Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, cousins. I was loved by all and I loved each and every one of them. They were and are my family. No one on my Mom’s side made me feel anything but love. I was accepted from day one. I don’t ever remember the word “adopted” used by any one of them. My parents love me and gave to me a wonderful life. They supported me in all my many endeavors in life. They were there for me when I was sick. They were there to celebrate with me my accomplishments. They educated me. They laughed with me and cried with me. They told me that I could do anything I set my mind to do and then supported me and cheered me on as I did it. There was nothing I could not do, if I believed I could do it, then I could. That is how I was raised. I was raised in a faith filled home, a home where we sat down together every evening for dinner and prayed for the food on the table and discussed our day together as a family. I was taught values, good moral values. I was raised and taught kindness, compassion, respect, honesty, peacemaking, confidence, contentment, fulfillment, courage, independence, satisfaction, how to work and how to play ~ balance in life, and to be myself. I was given freedom to succeed and to make mistakes. I was an only child but never a lonely child.
Before I go any further I also want to tell you that I have my parents full support on this new journey my life is taking. I have their “blessing” to search, they know they are loved and appreciated by me and wish me only the best life has to offer. They are excited for this new family I have discovered and support me every step of the way.
I have been blessed in my life and for this I am VERY grateful!