True story? If so, say no. Took me almost 50 years to do that. Most liberating words I’ve ever spoken were: No, I’m done. No more.

A new life began in that moment. A life without my birth family. A life that didn’t need or want them. A life I built.

Reading your words, flashbacks constricted my heart. Take care of yourself. Protect the life you are creating.

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