This picture was taken on your exact one year birthday, October 18,1998. We lived in an Eiklier in Terra Linda, Marin, California and my dreams of my family could not have been more complete at that time.
I remember your Grandpa, my dad that raised me, asking me why I gave you his (actually our middle name, Charles) and I remember telling him, because I loved knowing that I came from a linage that included him and his father.
I had been adopted in my early infancy and I remembered, I felt different and longed to feel I really belonged. I was always uneasy with this and always curious about where my feelings might lead.
I did not want you to ever feel exposed or the same as I did. So as any great mommy, or actress for that matter, I went along with the show that I choose to marry into.
It was so important to me that I gave and provided an environment for you both on my side as well as your fathers side that we traveled far distances to be with your father’s family and for my family and grandparents to come be with you when ever they could be.
Darian the bottom line is, YOU ARE LOVED BY SO MANY, and in the midst of your father’s persistent alienation, your 92 year old Grandmother and all of our family, loves you, prays for you and misses you and has missed you dearly!
As a continuation of your childhood blueprint I am writing this on my Dad’s behalf. There is not one Father or Mother worth their “salt” that would have separated their child from his or her Parent because they had the money and resources to do so, thinking it was in their child’s BEST interest, and furthermore no “PARENT”, would hold their child hostage from the other parent, just because they said “They can and would do that.”
Know, sweet son tonight your Grandfather Charles is watching over you and he is asking the Angel’s to guide and protect you to grow into the man that we all know you to already be.
Be well Darian we all love and miss you dearly. We are proud of you.