Strength in the Journey

| This is the 380th story of Our Life Logs | A great journey begins in the heart, It is realized in the mind, But can only prevail by way of the feet. —CSW My parents were both originally from the northern region of Vietnam but fled south to escape communist rule. They met each other in Saigon in 1954, fell in love, and married shortly after … Continue reading Strength in the Journey

A Life Not Lost

| This is the 330th story of Our Life Logs |The past has claws—The future has wings.Born in 2001 in Gainesville, Florida, I was first taken from my parents when I was just a one-month-old baby boy because of sexual abuse and incest. My father was registered as a sex offender. Over time, my father lost all rights to see me, while my mother’s supervised visits … Continue reading A Life Not Lost

A Freedom Worth Sharing

| This is the 309th story of Our Life Logs |I was born in York, Pennsylvania, on April 3, 1994, raised in a family where I was one of five girls. Emotions—my mother’s, specifically—ran our household. If Mom was upset, everyone’s emotional state shifted. My sisters and I walked on eggshells around her, holding our breath as we waited to be a happy family again. Unfortunately, … Continue reading A Freedom Worth Sharing