FireCat! The Legend of Amazon Sage©

Sage is a quirky girl who always loved wild animals, funny people, adventure and indigenous music. She still does.

What no one knows is that every night in her dreams, Sage

transforms into a woman of power and wisdom, called

Amazon Sage.

Unlimited by the confines of newtonian physics, she is fierce and full of compassion, traveling where ever she is needed to help relieve suffering in the world.

Only problem is,

Amazon Sage© only lives while Sage is dreaming.

Once Sage awakens, Amazon Sage © disappears. These blogs are written by Sage, telling what happens in this most secret life...

Saturday, February 12, 2011

“Missing children missing moms”

Good morning, friends. Last night on the local news, an older woman whom I’ll call Gloria, spoke of her sad search for her long lost daughter. She relayed how, when she was a teen, her baby was forcibly taken from her to “provide it a better home.”  Back then, unwed mothers were ostracized, whisked away in the dark of the night and taken to what was called a home for unwed mothers. There, girls were forced to give up their babies for adoption “for the sake of the child.” 

Yes, I’m serious, this really happened. As it turns out, Gloria’s baby girl was adopted by elderly parents who died within a few years. And while Gloria would have given anything to have her baby back with her, no one ever told her... until now. 

As I fell asleep, the image of this young mother haunted me.  Fortunately, Amazon Sage took it from there. Traveling back in time to 1960, she sat next to Gloria as the young mother imagined how her baby would look, what kind of life she might have. “I promised her that someday I’ll find her again” then laughing “and she’ll be a lot smarter than me...” Suddenly, Gloria breaks down in sobs. I look around and realize that each girl here is the mother of a baby whom she’ll never know.

Clearly, these are not bad girls. They are loving, hopeful young women, trying desperately to reconcile their choices with the best interests of their babies. Like Gloria, most will mourn the loss of their babies until the day they die. As for their children, those of you who were adopted? Whether you ever get to meet your biological mother or not, it’s important to know that your mom’s choice did not come without suffering. So even if she is never able to be the mother you thought she should’ve been, in her heart she loves you still. Tomorrow, we’ll talk about the daddies. Sweet dreams...