August 21, 2022

It's LEGAL! Forever & Ever Amen!

 

Gus and I already knew 100% that we are father and daughter. We matched on 23 and Me with his nephew, and then we had a paternity test done through a home kit. Plus, he remembers the relationship with my mother, and all of that. Not to mention, I look just like him! But…

I want to have it done completely LEGAL, and something that would literally stand up in a court of law. (Not that we will ever need that, but I just wanted to have it.) 

June 21, 2022

Our God-Story

 

 


Everyone mentions how heartwarming mine and Gus’s story is. I have had requests for interviews. The first one was with the Orlando Voyager Magazine. They reached out for an interview just a few weeks into us meeting.

You can read the interview at this link. (Click Here!)

I’ve also done a podcast interview recently as well, with Living in the Light, with Dr. Kristi Lemley. She is a podcaster with the Charisma Podcast Network. You can listen to the episode at this link. (Click Here!)  

Our story is going around the world! And we're just getting started.

June 1, 2022

Let's Get the Paternity Party Started!!!

 

My original 23 and Me test that showed Andre as my cousin on the “X” chromosome was more than enough to identify my father, BUT we went ahead and had a paternity test done. The results of that are in! And of course we are a match.

May 30, 2022

I found my father!!!

 

I found my father! Yes! It’s true!

After searching for him for most of my life, and especially the last ten years, I found my father through a DNA match! It's OFFICIAL, there is NO DOUBT!

Imagine my surprise that my father, Gus, is ALIVE, and 92 years old, and still living in the place that he and my mother met!

June 28, 2021

Dear God: Thank YOU for Getting Me Here!

 


Recently I decided to read the Gospel of John in the Bible with fresh eyes. Basically this entails trying to forget I know any of the information contained therein and try to take it in like  I’m reading it for the first time. I’m doing this in an effort to know Jesus more and differently than before.

In my quest to do this I came upon a verse in chapter one (Amplified version) that I had never seen before. It’s this one – verse 13, that I made a graphic of. I can’t believe I didn’t notice it before. When I came across it this time, it deeply spoke to me. 

May 26, 2021

DNA Results Are In...

 


Angela and I are not a DNA match. (Insert primal scream here.) It's back to the drawing board.

I spiritually and emotionally prepared myself for it this time more than any other before this. I didn't stockpile Razzleberry pies. I’m not bloated today from binging. I am so disappointed but not slayed. I'm not taking off work. I'll get a lot more done now that I'm not checking DNA results 30 times a day. I'm not laying in bed crying. I'm not feeling as if I want to check out of life and leave this world.  I'm stronger now. This time I'm just taking a big breath and moving forward with everything in life including searching.

May 22, 2021

Update on the DNA Test: I'm Done Being Knocked Down

 


I got this text today from Angela. (The person who DNA tested for me that I hope is my cousin.) As you can see, DNA results can come in at literally any second now. I am a mix of excited and apprehensive. In my experience as an adoptee, this moment in time where you are waiting on a DNA result is so unique. In one sense, I love this moment because hope is alive. Never do I have as much hope as when I'm waiting for those results. When results come back as not a match as has happened to me numerous times, I do get the feeling for a while that hope is dashed on the rocks into a million pieces. It's that, "oh my God, we are back to square one..." sinking feeling.  In my experience when that happens, hope is slowly regained through the encouragement of others.