The Aching Heart

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There is an ache in my heart.  One that won’t go away.  No it’s not physical, nor is it spiritual.  I can’t quite describe it.  It’s an ache of loss.  An ache of abandonment.  An ache that ebbs and flows as the tides of the ocean but never quite goes away.  An Adoptee Ache.

A friend recently lost a child.  Another friend lost their First Mother/Birth Mother, as I have.  Lost without the answers.  Lost without the knowing or experiencing a Mother’s love.

When your heart breaks, in love, in friendship, in partnership and most of all in the loss of your mother, its very difficult and painful.  When you are adopted and this happens, your heart is shattered like broken glass.

Modern neuroscience has discovered that the emotional suffering experienced registers in the same place as physical pain in the brain.  When we feel abandoned, hurt, rejected, our…

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