Saturday, August 14, 2010


In all of us there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage, to know who we are --- and where we have come from. Without this enriching knowledge, there is a hollow yearning, there is the most disquieting --- loneliness." Alex Haley ~ Roots


  1. This is so true, I can not imaagine not knowing, it must be a relief to know Katie. hope you have a great weekend, back to visit next week. take care

  2. Balance - Miss Katie J!
    I love the way you acknowledge the situation,
    then work to overcome it.
    It shows in almost every post.
    Very inspiring!

  3. Ummm... I don't have that 'hunger'... weird eh?

  4. Yes. Although I am not adopted (I used to wish I had been and that my "real" family was normal when I was an adolescent, but that is a different story. chuckle.), I did not know my maternal grandfather or any of his family. He and my grandmother divorced when my mother was about 5 years old. She knew little of him.

    I don't have that deep longing, of course, but I do wonder. It is a missing piece, for sure. I can only imagine how hard it must be to not have contact with your birth parents at all.

    I hope you can get some of those blanks filled in.



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