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Happy Un-Birthday to Me!!

Every year I post this same unbirthday message. I like it, I do it for me. This year, i have added a photo of me as a baby. This is a photo we did not know even existed. I have come to be friends with my sister from birth Teresa. She gave me this photo of me as a baby. You have no idea how it felt inside to see the first time in 50 years....I thank her from the bottom of my heart for this little photo of "me". 
8/2/16:  When I celebrate my Un-Birthday ever year, it was something that was celebrated between my Dad, my Mom and I. They are both gone now, and have sadly taken my Un-birthday with them.  Its not a "real" birthday but it was fun while I had it. Mom & Dad would call every year, sometimes cake, sometimes a movie (one year the Muppets Movie), one year a bike, but most years just talking about the memories we had together. I am very sad today. You don't miss something until it is gone, right?  
On September 18, 1967 I was admitted into Cook County hospital -Chicago Ill. I was there for Battered Child Syndrome. I didnt know it then but this was to be the pattern of most of my life.

On November 6, 1967 I was finally discharged to a family in Rothschild who took me into their already LARGE and growing family to give me a place to call home. I didnt talk and I was not a normal child of 3.

On August 2, 1971 they adopted me into their family (even though they were pregnant with their own child at the same time *Melanie*). Melanie was born July 22 and I was adopted 10 days later. In the many many years since I have gone through some very wonderful things and some very horrible things. I honestly do not know why I am alive yet except to say God has a purpose for me.

This is the day I celebrate my "Adopted" Birthday! I celebrate it because without the love and compation of that family...ALL of them, I would NOT be here. I was pulled from the gutter (literally) and given a second chance at life.
Up until now, I did not understand what or why all the things in my life happened or why I survived them all. I dont have to understand them. I have to understand me.
Even if nobody else in the world needs me, loves me or cares about me...I do and God does. I regret that it took me 46 years to figure that out but I have and now..I am living it.

I am thanking all of the Kujawa's....without each and everyone of you excepting me and loving me for who I am....even when I was 3 and speechless...I would not be here today. I cannot even guess what would have happened to me.

I love you all
I am forever in your debt. I Love You


  1. Wow Sherry, what a tragic and beautiful life you're living. Thank you for sharing your story.

    3 To all who mourn in Israel,
    he will give a crown of beauty for ashes,
    a joyous blessing instead of mourning,
    festive praise instead of despair.
    In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks
    that the Lord has planted for his own glory.

    Isaiah 61:3 (NLT)

    1. Thanks and thank you for the passage, its perfect isn't it? God has watched over me every step of the way


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