Hello from northern Michigan!!! I'm
an advertising sales representative for our local daily paper
called The Petoskey News-Review. I love antiques, am a University of Michigan fan and enjoy watching TV. There's a picture
of our dog, BRANDY, on another page. Go visit her webpage and you can even take the
*Brandy WebDog Quiz*.
Re-united on Sunday, 8 Sep 1996
At long last, my dream has come true. I began a search, in earnest, for my son during the summer of 1996. Thru adoption internet links, where I received support from so many, and a compassionate caseworker who encouraged me, I determinedly continued my search. I ran into several stumbling blocks, but NEVER gave up. On Saturday morning, 7 Sep 1996, I dialed a phone number that brought me "ear to ear" with my son's adoptive parents, Dave and Ruth Schmidt. The next day, 8 Sep 1996, a reunion took place between me, the Schmidts and "our" son, Kevin. Miracles happen, the first one on 24 Jan 1972 and the second on 8 Sep 1996. It's a new beginning for all of us with our "blended families"
I've decided to write a continuing saga called *Denise's Story* about the search for my son. It includes what happened, how I felt and how I reached my decisions, the *quest* for my son and my discoveries. I want to give other adoptees and birth parents an inspiration to take those first steps to begin your own search, instead of letting the fear "take
hold", as it did me for so long.
I want to let you know, "you're not alone". This will be an on-going project, but one that I feel will be worthwhile, because I have so much to share. Several messages have been sent to me over the last several months from people who have found my story on the internet and dropped me a line of encouragement. "when's the next part coming"? "where's the continuation"? The continuation has been posted and the Epilogue is now online, too...
Update... 31 Jan 1999... The Epilogue to "Denise's Story" has been posted!
On July 11, 1998, Kevin wed his bride, Chris. Click on this link to see selected wedding pictures.
Update...I'M A GRANDMA!!!! The newest addition to my immediate family is my granddaughter who arrived on 12 Jul 2002, at 5:34pm. Click on this link to view two pictures of Darian .