not sure how you ended up here, but am sure glad
that you are here. I love visitors. I
should fore warn you, however, that I don't
write my own poetry, can't write a story, don't
do windows, my best recipe is Toaster Oven Pop
Tarts, I can't make up my mind, I usually
lose my car keys while they are still in my
hand, in other words, I have no original
talents, but do know a good poem when I see one,
a funny, happy, or sad story when I hear one,
have dirty windows, have great friends with
terrific recipes, and still can't find my car
keys. So, just maybe, you will still stay
awhile and follow some of my links to some
terrific talent from
Ok, here is where I am supposed to tell you
a little bit about my self. Which, I really can't do. You see, I'm
only in my EARLY EARLY 50's so I really don't know myself yet. When I grow
up I want to be peacefully happy. That's about all I know about myself so
far. However, maybe some of the gifts that I receive from my friends
will help you figure me out: I receive books with titles like: How to Live on The Ragged
99,000 Ways to Organize Yourself (wish I could find that book somewhere, I thought I put it
with my daily planner, now where is that?), I have received at least 50
Daily Planners in my life, 12 extra sets of car keys, How To Potty Train Your
The 12 Steps To A Better Memory (I can't find that book either),
How To Talk Your Friends In To Giving you A Ride To Work Without Them Realizing
Important Things NOT To Say To Your Boss,
and the list goes on.
Well, if you are still with me....(if not,
that's ok, I'm used to it and don't mind at all!!!) I'll tell you a little bit
about what you are going to find in here.
My first web page that I built was a birthday letter to my daughter,
This is the most important cause in my life right now.
In 1971 I feel that I made the biggest mistake of my life. One that I still haven't recovered from
and probably never will. I relinquished my first born daughter at
birth to adoption. I can't correct what I did, nor will I ever feel that I
didn't do the VERY best thing for Vanessa. But it still has left an
empty spot in my heart, one that will never be mended until I find her, and
know that she is ok. That I gave her a life of love, happiness and peace.
Many of the Causes in my life revolve around Adoption Issues. Please do
not send me hate email regarding this, I am NOT against adoption, nor do I have
any intentions of disrupting anyone's life, but I will keep searching for
Vanessa until I find her. She deserves to know her roots, she deserves
to know that she wasn't ABANDONED that she was loved and still is loved very
much, she has a right to know that she has a sister, Jessica, who longs to know
her to share her roots, she has a right to find out why she always loses
her car keys when no one else in her family does.
Kathy Denton, author of Search of a Lifetime writes..
"To honor one family, does
not mean to dishonor another".
So, please, no hate mail.
I am missing a
part of my heart, I Have TO KNOW THAT SHE IS OK.
are two days in every week about which we should not worry,
two days which
should be kept free from fear and apprehension.
One of the two days is YESTERDAY, with its
mistakes and cares,
its faults and blunders, its aches and pains.
has passed forever beyond our control.
All the money in the world cannot bring
We cannot undo a single act we performed.
We cannot erase a
single word we said.
Yesterday is gone.
The other day we should not worry about is TOMORROW,
with its possible
adversities, its burden,
its large promise and poor performance.
is also beyond our immediate control.
Tomorrow's sun will rise,
either in splendor or behind a mask of clouds
--but it will rise.
Until it does, we have no stake in tomorrow,
for it is yet
This leaves only one day -- TODAY --
anyone can fight the battles of just one
It is only when you and I add the
burdens of those two awful eternities --
yesterday and tomorrow -- that we break
am one of these people who just can't get over "If I only would have
known then what I know now.. or If I only knew now what I knew then". These
thoughts started the Reflections and Lessons from The Heart pages. Just
thoughts from others with the intentions of helping others along the way.
PLEASE feel free to email me your thoughts on this subject and I'll include them on
these pages with a link to your site.
I'm not asking you to jump into the deep
just to get out of the shallow
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following 2 web rings are the only on line groups (other
than adoption related groups) that I belong to. I
am involved in both and very happy with each the
same. If you do not belong, please consider
belonging. You will be glad that you did.
Thank you SOOOOOO much to all my friends
on the TLC RAOK Committee!!!
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Music playing is "Beethoven's Piano Sonato in G Major, Opus 49, #2. This music was sequenced
by a very beautiful and extremely talented 13 year old named Yuko.
I am very honored that her Mother has allowed me to place her music on my pages.
Please do not take this midi from my page.
Go to her page and download from there.
graphic from above was scanned from a print that I have purchased
by J. Ann
Masiker. I take no credit for the art work!!! And have used her
painting in the graphic with her permission. Not only is she very
talented, but also a very beautiful person, both inside and outside.
Please visit her Gallery.