Wednesday, March 27, 2013

I want to say Thank You

I want to say Thank You to all the birthmothers in the world. They do something so awesome and I admire them for their courage to give their child up for another woman to become Mom. I have a great life and I have the best parents ever. I know things were not always roses but you know who has a childhood that is. My parents adopted me when I was a little over a month old and I must say they are pretty good family. I am an only child so I got ALL the attention I wanted or needed.I went to great schools and really had a great life..... Then it happened I got sick. I already had a dx of Rheumatoid Arthritis and now I had Lupus to. When you get sick they ask so many questions about medical history and since I was adopted I had nothing. My parents and I talked about about it and since Lupus can cause organ failure my Dr's and my parent's thought we should start looking for my birthmother. The first place I called was the adoption agency and they sent me a paper with info on it about my birth mother. It had names and ages and birth dates on it. I learned then that she named me before she gave me up and I actually love the name. I was named Mary Elisabeth. I started searching back then but the internet was new and not much info available so it was long hard search. My lupus got worse so I stopped looking plus not getting anywhere made me sad. Fast forward to now... When we got back stateside I wanted to have some things done and it required a baptism certificate so I ordered it from the church where it was on record. When I got it there was my name then my dad and then another name( for privacy reasons I will not put it on here ) and I called again and they checked and double checked and someone had made a mistake. I liked this mistake as it said Mary Elisabeth XXXXXXXXXXX. WOOHOOOOO a name that I did NOT have. I started looking again. Then it was the holidays etc and I stopped. This week I needed it again and it had to be new so I called the church again and it turns out they spelled the name wrong and when it was corrected I found A LOT of info online. I was hoping a call I made today was IT but it turns out it was not. Oh well one day I hope we find each other and at least talk.

Friday, March 1, 2013

So Sad and a Little bit Mad

We have been trying to get tickets to see The Harlem Globetrotters for about a week now and after many web page errors and unanswered phone calls. I am so angry and sad. " I am sorry mam we do not have any wheelchair accessible seating " I am now in a wheel chair more than not since my condition is worse but we still try and do fun things together . The girls loved The Globetrotters in Denmark and have been begging to go here in Tennessee. They are finally here so I have been trying for a week to get some online and by calling the ticket place. Here is what they told me. First she said if I wanted a wheelchair seat we could not sit together as a family or maybe they could put a folding chair next to me.Umm Excuse ME!! my girls are 9 and 4. Then she said there were no handicap seating available unless we got the floor seats at over 100$ each !?!?!? So now we cannot go :( Why can places not have available seating or are we suppose to suffer because we are handicapped. I just do not get it and I guess I won't. I have dealt with being pushed out of the way because people at the Zoo want to get closer than me and it makes me sad that people have so little respect for others. I was taught that we should be kind and treat others the way we want to be treated and I try to live by this rule. The other thing tat makes me sad is why can't places have enough seating for people with disabilities.