My Purpose Statement

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I hereby declare before myself and the world that my primary purpose in life is to become a public speaker  for those who have been touched by Adoption or Fostering. I also promise to be a captivating inspiration for Teenagers when I get to talk to them about the importance of Sex education and how they can play a role in lowering the rate of Teenage mums in Australia and possibly worldwide.

Your Values Drive Your Purpose – Dr. John F. Demartini

Ebook being Proof read

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So excited. Today i put the finishing touches to my eBook and i have sent it to be proofread by a Freelance Proofreader Emily Bloem. Just before i sent my story into cyberspace i started to shake and cry, this has been years in the making, truly years. When i was in my 20’s i did a Tafe book writing course to no avail. I have tried many times to hand write my journey and to now see it all come together is truly a blessing for i am grateful.

I can’t believe it. A secrete that i kept for so long and i am now about to share it with the world. I can’t tell you how healing that is. How amazing i feel. How empowered i have become. 

I am truly getting closer to living my purpose. Happy Days my friends. Happy Days.

 

Benjamin J Harvey – Live Your Love

I am so excited to be working with Benjamin J. Harvey to help my dream of getting out and meeting everyone touched by adoption and Fostering and getting into the Highschools in Australia and speaking about the importance of sex education to young Teens with the vision of lowering the numbers of Teen mums….. I truly believe this is my purpose in life. I have a vision and i can’t wait to share it with you.

The greatest Gift

Adoption

The greatest gift

Dubbo Photo News 12.06.2013

By Alexandria Kelly

 

More than 32 years later, and with a thousand kilometres separating them, Natasha Wheatland is still the apple of her mother’s eye.

Her mother is Sandra Sense who fondly remembers bouncing baby Natasha on her knee, her first day of school and sharing her wedding day. But the memory she holds closest is the first day she met Natasha. Dressed in a marked white top at just six weeks old, Natasha was the baby that Sandra and her husband Bruce had been waiting to adopt for five years.

“It was incredible”, Sandra shared with Dubbo Photo News this week. “We put her in an outfit we’d bought for her and she just looked like a little angle – the bonding was instant.

Growing up, Natasha always knew she was adopted – Sandra and Bruce opted for an honest and open relationship on the subject – and part of that was using the available support groups to prepare Natasha for getting in touch with her birth parents.

“Natasha’s birth mother gave us a gift, and I always wanted to thank her for that, “Sandra said.

Thanks to a very unique set of circumstances, in 1998 Sandra got to do just that. It took just four hours from the time Natasha found her birth mother’s name to their first conversation.

Fifteen years later Natasha has a lovely relationship with her birth mother and Sandra has made a life-long friend.

Sandra will be sharing her story as a guest speaker at the Benevolent  Society’s Adoption Connections Meeting on Wednesday June 19, at the Western Plains Cultural Centre, commencing at 6pm.

With one in four Australians involved in adoption, the meeting aims to  bring together adoptees, parents and any other family who have been affected in a supportive environment, with the opportunity to meet others in the same situation.

If you’re interested in attending you can contact Natalia on 1300 659 814 to RSVP

Dubbo City 22.6.1999

Tues 22.6.1999

Well Peter, I and the kids are spending a day together in Dubbo City, we pay a few bills and Peter spots the Heart Disease van and promises me to have the tests done. Well 20min later the nurse is instructing me to take him straight to hospital as she is worried about his results. Well we drop the kids off to Tash and Jason and off to hospital we go. Peter has some blood tests done and a cardiograph. Then off for some x-rays to check the size of his heart. I have to pull myself together and stop myself from crying. I can see peter is a little anxious. Then they tell us they want him to stay in overnight OH MY GOD – Peter has never stayed in a hospital before and here he is in Dubbo Base Hospital as a in patient. Peter is supposed to leave for Sydney tonight but not now. I have to ring to get him an open ticket back. Well did our day change. I go home to have a roast dinner with the Sense Family and then take the kids up to see Daddy. Back home we go. It feels really strange leaving peter behind laying in hospital. Well they want to do further blood tests and a stress test in the morning. It is lucky that Peter is in a country hospital he got good food and treatment.

SWEET DREAMS

Wed. 23.6.1999

Peter rings us at 9.30am is allowed to come home. We go up there and the sister won’t release him as they are waiting on results. Back home I go then at 11am Peter rings – says he can come home, up we go again to pick him up. This time the Dr. Won’t let him go, said another ½ hour. I have to go back home as Sandra is taking me to Denis’s home for lunch today. So off I go again and arrange for Tash and Jason to pick him up at 12pm. What a beautiful home Denise has. Magnificent. Well Denise has made a beautiful Tuna quesh and salad. Served in a beautiful dinning room with the best china and silver. I felt like royalty. We had a lot in common as Denise is a massage therapist and is studying cranial, sacral technique. She is also a very spiritual person. After a beautiful lunch we mozzy out into her massage room. A set up to die for. With an electric bed, desk, change area – Just perfect. Denise hopes to change her magnificent home into a B & B. I pray her dreams come true. Meanwhile at 1.30pm Peter calls. He is still in hospital. By this time he is jacked off. So he walks out. Just discharges himself. When Sandra and I get home peter was home. But needs to follow up tests when back in Brisbane. PHEW

Thurs 24.6.1999

Yeah, Peter is still in town but will leave tonight at 2am. Tash took me up to her school – Dubbo Christian School and showed me around. Wow what a big school. Excellent hall. Tash introduces me as her birth mum to her teachers and headmaster Mr. Sheerman.  I was proud as we walked around meeting people. We head back home and Sandra whips me away to meet Cathy. Peter just looks at me and says now where are you going? I answer Darling “you’re enjoying quality time with your children” then off i go again. Cathy  owns a lovely house in Dubbo, we chat all about our reunion. It is strange as everyone here in Dubbo new Tash was adopted and wanted to meet her birth mother so I was the person everyone wanted to meet. I ponder if i am at all anything they imaged me to look or be like. Natasha says she had no image of what i would be like. I guess i can say the same. There are too many questions you ask yourself to come up with and answer to have any images. Well we are off back home again. Tomorrow we set off to Canberra and Batemans Bay……

You are the Light – Our 21st Wedding Anniversary 16th March 2012

Well today we celebrate 21 years of marraige. It has been a journey and a half. When we took our vows we took them seriously. For better and for worse. Richer or Poorer. We also promised each other that we would grow old together, forever. When Natasha entered our lives these vows were truely put to the test.

Alot of people don’t really listen to those vows and don’t really hear what the words mean, however we did. We worked through this huge challenge and i am very proud to say that we have been together for 26 eventfuly years.

The wedding song i chose was You Are The Light (of my dark world) by Lone Justice was a  song that had a deep meaning for me as you were truly a light in my dark world that i kept a secret. Thankyou with my heart for standing my me Peter i truly love you.

Here’s to many more!!!!!!!!

 

YOU ARE THE LIGHT

You are the light in my dark world

You are the fire that will always burn

You are the light, you are the light You are the light in my dark world
Oh how you shine in my time of darkness

Oh how you shine when everything seems hopeless

You know how to help me when I can’t stand on my own

Don’t let go now
You are the light in my dark world

You are the fire that will always burn

You are the light, you are the light You are the light in my dark world
Oh how you shine in my time of indecision

Oh how you shine, gonna give this girl some vision

You know how to let go when I can’t stand on my own Don’t let go now
You are the light in my dark world

You are the fire that will always burn

You are the light, you are the light You are the light in my dark world
You know how to let go when I can’t stand on my own Don’t let go now
You are the light in my dark world You are the fire that will always burn

You are the light, you are the light You are the light in my dark world
You are the light in my dark world You are the fire that will always burn

You are the light, you are the light You are the light in my dark world

– Lone Justice