MARY LORRAINE DANROTH
It feels weird to me that I've been able to move forward from my situation when others haven't. I know I've caused pain to some but I also know I can't take it back and start new. I know I have had pain brought onto me and I'm learning coping skills that make sense to me now. I find that some people think it's ok to continue to try and bring me the punishment they think I deserve but I'm learning that it is only themselves that are being tortured by their own lack of understanding.
I finally feel that being open about everything I've had to endure is going to be the key to helping people deal with the trauma that they have had to live with from day 1.
Everytime I hear a story I can see the fog lifting. I wish that there were people in this world that would sympathize with the children that have lived with so much shame and guilt...but then people keep coming back to look at them and talk about them. They make it next to impossible for anyone to move forward.
My Christmas wish would be that certain individuals would recognize me as a 'gift' that was put on this earth to help, people with compassion and understanding, not hinder people with shame and guilt.
If you can't respect the words of an adoptee than maybe you have no ability to respect anyone.
Respect is just one of those things that Adoptees seem to never recieve...and it's something that is expected of them to give.
This whole living with a positive attitude is a hard pill to swallow.