154 Diane Dewey

Diane lived in an orphanage, then adopted by a family. She felt rejected and abandoned, as if no one was coming to retrieve her. Diane internalized the trauma. She became her own mother and father; with inner logical voices of wisdom. Then, Diane’s biological father contacted her. Initially, her cart was turned over, as she had to become conscious of her new and old self. Then, Diane began to feel complete and utter relief and thought ‘at last’. She began to dismantle the stories she had constructed about herself and erase the old patterns. Diane started stitching together a new identity. She accepted herself for who she was. Diane shares these powerful nuggets of life wisdom:
– stories are at the crust of our identities
– let go of others’ expectations
– trust that you have everything you need within you
– recognize that we are flawed
– embrace yourself, the dark and the light
– speak and own your story
– you have the right to your story
– connect to yourself and others through your story

Gulf Coast author Diane Dewey writes a memoir of family secrets, lies, love, and redemption. Adopted in America from a German orphanage, she met her Swiss biological father at age forty-seven after he searched for her. The impact of uncovering these roots was Diane’s quest to find her German biological mother and learn her story. These discoveries reverberated throughout her life in myriad unexpected ways.


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