@Ketchum I know that was tough to share. It is a hard thing trying to explain to people that your parent didn't want you. My mother gave up custody of me and my sister when we were 5 and 4 years old to my dad's parents. We lived with them for 5 years until my dad took over custody and proceeded to move us to Belton from Detroit. In 1982 this was a big shock but it ended up being the best thing that happened to me. Thanks for sharing you story with us. I agree that this is a family. I was blessed to be invited to my best friends family for the last 30 years. I have spent many Easters, Thanksgivings and many Christmas with them while my relationship with my family struggled. My best friends father also got me into my career and was my mentor. We lost him last Thursday. He was a wonderful man. Life is hard, support your friends and let them know you love them.