The picture above is of my mother and Grandpa Orick.
I have to give thanks
to my mother for giving me life. For making that hard decision to give me up after carrying me, feeling me grow and kick inside
her and for not choosing abortion.
My mother has never been a selfish person, if she had been, none of us kids would
be here today. My mom had a rough life and was wanting a family with endless love.
She found it after meeting a wonderful
man, Charles Goodwin. Unfortunately, I did not have the pleasure of meeting this special man. He passed away almost 9 years
Mom, I cannot describe the love I have for you. I was such an empty shell without my family in my life. You have
made me complete. Thanks for allowing me in your life, and letting the past stay in the past. I know me "showing up" made
you go through all those feelings that you had when you gave me up, the circumstances, etc.
For all of these reasons,
and more, I love you with all my heart. Forever.
|3 generations of Oricks! 10/9/02
|This is my daughter on far right, age 19. First time all 3 were in a picture! Exciting!