Category Archives: new beginnings

Where I Work , And What I Do

I thought long and hard about revealing where I am employed. Most bloggers aren’t as open about who they are, where they live or where they work, and for good reason. Many are writing about experiences that are still secrets … Continue reading

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Packing Up Our Life And Moving Forward

Ronnie and I have both been so busy these last couple months. We are very close to leaving our home. Finally once and for all, off of Applegate Drive. For those of you that don’t know, we have lived on … Continue reading

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Handwritten Letters

Handwritten letters are a rare commodity, they indicate investment. Email is “permanent” in its own way. Our electronic messages are easy to keep and to search in huge volumes. But emails are not tangible and enduring in the same way … Continue reading

Posted in Dysfunctional Family Relationships, Family Secrets, happiness, Healing and Recovery, leaving the past behind, Life's Blessings and Joys, moving day, new adventures, new beginnings, Toxic Relationships | Tagged , , , , , , | 10 Comments

The Anniversary

It’s been a year now that I have blogging. I was hoping to write a nice long blog about how wonderful the last year has been. Expressing myself, gaining support from new friends and how much my life has changed. … Continue reading

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Busy As Beavers

Hope everyone is well, we are busy beavers here at the Duckworth house. Out with the old. How did we get so much stuff ?? I am spending my days shooting pictures and listing dozens of items each day on … Continue reading

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2 In, 2 Out

Two-in There should always be (at least) two firefighters together when they enter a location that is considered a hazard area that is considered “Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health” (IDLH), i.e., the interior of the structure fire. Firefighters operating … Continue reading

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Finding My Family

I would like to introduce my birth daughter Abby. I asked Abby to be a guest writer on my blog.¬†She has evolved into a wonderful mother and a successful woman. Abby was adopted at birth by two very loving caring … Continue reading

Posted in Adoption, daughters, Domestic Violence, Dysfunctional Family Relationships, Family Secrets, gift of love, Healing and Recovery, healthy relationships, identify problem children, Life's Blessings and Joys, Mental Health, new beginnings, Open adoption | Tagged , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Get Ready

First of all, I am extremely humbled for all of you that have followed my blog for the past 11 months. All I have to share with you is myself. I am not a writer. I just have a story … Continue reading

Posted in Adoption, beaten by mother, Dysfunctional Family Relationships, estranged fathers, Guest writer, Healing and Recovery, healthy relationships, identify problem children, Mental Health, narcissist, new beginnings, Open adoption, PTSD, Toxic Relationships, Traumatic Experiences | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Trucks And A Mask

Frustration is the feeling for this Friday the 13th of September. I woke to the sounds of dump trucks heading to the top of our hill. Dump trucks, log trucks, water trucks have taken over our peaceful neighborhood for almost … Continue reading

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