Such a diverse topic.
- I am a mother of three amazing children.
- I am a wife to an adoring husband.
- I am a previous foster child.
- I am a sexual abuse survivor.
- I am an advocate for those who need it.
- I am an activist against anything that hurts people or our planet.
- I am also a writer. Not professional, but I love it.
- I love sharing the journey of my world, and the things I have learned in my crazy life.
I am…well… me!
As a child I endured many types of abuse. At the age of 14 I finally landed in the foster care system, here in the United States. I floated through 32 placements in 4 ½ years.
I was never adopted. I aged out of the foster care system with no one. This landed me in a tight spot. I was homeless when I aged out. I had no one to lean on.
I ended up marrying soon after, having 2 amazing children, then divorcing. I attached myself to a man because it felt better than being alone. I learned quickly how bad that was.
Thankfully not long after divorcing I met an amazing man, the love of my life, my husband, and I finally figured out what love really was. We have a daughter together.
Through all of this though I was still lacking a mother. I had no one to talk to when I was down, no one to share good news with, and no one to lean on.
As someone who loves the internet I have made many online friendships over the years. One day when my husband was struggling with some serious health issues, one of those online friends stepped up. She helped us get through that time, and helped keep me feeling like someone cared even though she was so far away.
I never really understood how someone continents away could be so caring. It left me in a crazy scary spot. This was the first time I had experienced someone being this kind to me.
My iMom and Me
So here we are, years later. That woman has become my internet mom, my iMom.
We are continents apart, but when something happens in my life, good or bad, I email her. I talk with her about all the important things that happen. She teaches me, informs of things I don’t know, tells me like it is, doesn’t sugar coat, and makes me feel like I matter to her.
In a new world of internet dating being normal, I have found the way to get an internet parent. And an internet family!
Having an active international foster family around me is a wonderful new experience. I feel like a new woman. A new me.
I do hope you’ll join us in our conversations. Share your thoughts and comments with us. And grow with us in this journey of being iMom and Me!