For the last 23 years many of the people who have met me have said something to the effect of
you sure are a strong woman
It's not common for me to respond:
I must have some strong female ancestors!
Although I truly believed that;
it never had the meaning that it has now.
I have found two nearly complete family trees on ancestry.com why do I say:
nearly complete? Because one of the most exciting and proud moments of my life is when I add my name to those trees!
Like the man in my fb adoptee group said last night:
We need to refuse to be anybody's Dirty Little Secret!
And then he said:
You can't be your own secret!