This edition is sponsored by Gumption Savannah Membership
My next chapter…
You might have noticed I haven’t sent a newsletter in over a week. I sent the last newsletter announcing my temporary absence but was told it wasn’t sent out – my mistake. Unfortunately, being a solo entrepreneur, I am without additional journalist help to cover me. Once I obtain more subscribers, I will be adding sponsored content and some limited advertising, enabling the ability to afford a freelance journalist or two.
Anyway, I want to take this opportunity to write about the reason for my absence. I just returned from a trip to our 50th state ( Hawaii, to readers who slept through American history in grade school). The reason for this trip was to meet my biological siblings for the first time. I was adopted 2 weeks after I was born. I was never curious about my birth mother or my biological father growing up. In my adult years, my curiosity grew and with my mother’s help, we reached out on the internet. I eventually sent my spit to ancestry.com providing my DNA and received a list of possible distant relatives. Years go by, and in May 2020, I received an email from someone who found me on ancestry.com and suggested we might be a match. So, we scheduled a phone call for the following day.
I called the next day and a woman named Michelle answered the phone. We introduced ourselves and then I heard: “I think we are half-siblings …and we shared the same mother”.
After an awkward silence followed by my stuttering and loss of words, I realized this is a real possibility. She also mentioned I have two other siblings. I have 3 half-sisters I didn’t know existed in my 61 years on this planet. Talk about shock and surprise, The mix of emotions over the next several days was like riding a rollercoaster.
We eventually had a zoom call or facetime, I think. I provided a copy of my adoption papers with the name of their mother on the form. Quoting my new sisters: “This is surreal”.
As Covid-19 was starting to peak during that time, we decided to hold off on meeting in person for a while. Well, that time finally happened last week. It was one of the most special moments in my life. To get to know my sisters in person and hear all the family stories and history was so exhilarating, to say the least. The amount of love I feel and share with them is unmeasurable. I wanted the week to last forever. And being in Maui, Hawaii wasn’t bad either.
I am so looking forward to the future get-togethers we will have in store. I am beyond thrilled that I can experience this new chapter in my life with my sisters and their families.
Advanced Academics Academy offers an unparalleled education in the Coastal Empire! Learn more about our full-day, homeschool half days elementary & middle grades, preschool, tutoring, and enrichment classes. Read more.
Weekly youth summer camps beginning on May 31 through the end of July at select locations Read more.
Wednesday night, a local Savannah band will get to take the stage at the new Enmarket Arena after winning a contest to open for legendary rock band Bon Jovi. Read more.
Ready Set Go Back to School, Inc. is a collaboration between Savannah Chatham County Public Schools, the City of Savannah, nonprofits, businesses, and churches. Our mission began in 2008 as… Read more.
Joshydrop comes from bassist Josh Cook who has been seen around town playing with Reverend Bro Diddley and the Hips, and Chipper Bones. Read more.
Robinson Treacher Music is coming to Over Yonder in Savannah on Apr 14, 2022. Find tickets and get exclusive concert information, all at Bandsintown. Read more.
Laiken Love is coming to Good Times Jazz Bar & Restaurant in Savannah on Apr 14, 2022. Find tickets and get exclusive concert information, all at Bandsintown. Read more.
Electric Moon Skytop Lounge continues their weekly live music series on Thursday nights. These events are free and open to the public. Read more.
Hampton Water Presents Bon Jovi . Event starts on Wednesday, 13 April 2022 at Enmarket Arena, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets, Price information. Read more.
Tab Benoit with JD Simo an Lightnin Malcolm Live at Martins Downtown Crawfish Boil Hosted By Martins Downtown. Event starts on Friday, 10 March 2023 and happening at Martins Downtown,… Read more.
RBC Heritage – Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head, SC Read more.
Join us for a great Friday night concert with local band, Drop Kick Turbo! It will be a rockin’ good time!! Tickets are on sale now! Read more.
The Red Shoes Run is on Friday April 7, 2023 to Sunday April 9, 2023. It includes the following events: Red Shoes Run 5K Run/Walk/Stroll, Red Shoes Run Virtual 5K,… Read more.
Jon Lee Murphy is coming to The Rail Pub in Savannah on Apr 15, 2022. Find tickets and get exclusive concert information, all at Bandsintown. Read more.
Willie Jackson & the Tybee Blues Band Hosted By Molly McGuires. Event starts on Friday, 24 March 2023 and happening at Molly McGuires, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets, Price… Read more.
Draucker is coming to Starland Yard in Savannah on Apr 15, 2022. Find tickets and get exclusive concert information, all at Bandsintown. Read more.
EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA 2023 Hosted By EXHILARATE-THE ADVENTURE ZONE. Event starts on Sunday, 2 April 2023 and happening at EXHILARATE-THE ADVENTURE ZONE, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets, Price information. Read more.
Part of the popular Moon Deck LIVE at Electric Moon concert series, enjoy a performance by Ramona the Riot! Read more.
Celebrate Easter with a cooking class at The Mansion on Forsyth Park’s 700 Kitchen Cooking School! Read more.
Join our family, including the Easter Bunny, for our annual Easter Sunday Brunch Cruise! All your favorite breakfast and lunch entrees will be served on the 1.5-hour brunch cruise. Read more.
Enjoy an elegant Easter Brunch at Plant Riverside District. Read more.
Join us for the opening celebration:
5:30pm: Artist talk with Cindy Male
6-8pm: Opening reception with informal artist talks in the gallery. Refreshments provided. Free.