About the author
Whether working with adults or children, Lucy Cleary diligently seeks to provide the best of care. Having retired as a housing manager for the Wilmington Housing Authority, Lucy Cleary continues to work delightfully with young children. She is the proprietor of Mother’s Heart Day Care.
Her mother was the inspiration for writing “All I Had Is Your Birth Certificate. (and Memories That Remain)” It was her mother’s dream to find her missing daughter. She is a native Delawarean. She has lived in
Germany, Savannah, Georgia,
and She is the mother of three adult
daughters and three grandchildren. She presently resides in Washington, D.C.
with her husband Don. Wilmington, Delaware
AS I STOOD afar off gazing at the silhouette on the wall, I tried to visualize the thoughts that raced through her mind. As I watched my mother’s beautiful frame, I saw a young black women sitting at the window of her small, dingy four-room apartment in need of paint starring at the rain beating back and forth on her window. The streets were dark and cloudy with one light out and there was no one in sight.
Mom suddenly turned and looked around her apartment at her four little children lying in the bed covered up with blankets to keep them warm. Tears began streaming down her cheeks and so many thoughts entered her mind. Here she was all alone, she thought. What happened to all my plans and dreams? Where did they go? She did not finish high school and was a single mom with four little stair step children with no help.
Oh the curves that mom thought life had thrown her because of the choices she had made. My mother was one of the kindest and most gentle person that I have ever known in my life. She had a heart of gold and was always willing to help anyone, even though she had little herself. Mommy was always willing to share what she had. She was a good mother who loved and cherished her children despite all the difficult and hard times she had. Mommy kept us together when she could have taken the easy way out and abandoned us or put us in foster care. Still Mom persevered to provide and keep us together. I never heard Mom complain.
Hi Audrey,Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to share my mother's story with a broader audience
My blog site is http://www.allihadwasyourbirthcertificate.wordpress.com
My book is also available in Kindle e-book