Saturday night I saw my dad’s band at Sam and Dave’s. They were awesome. They really sound great. The whole family came, which was ok with Dave (Texas law states that it’s ok for a minor if the parent is there and the bar allows it). Then Sam, the owner, came and kicked out all…

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Coming round the corridor I could see my “new” family – I couldn’t help but smile. My dad comes forward to give me a big hug. I feel him tremble with anxiousness, as I must be too. Then I got hugs from my siblings – Danielle & Keith, Ricky, Brittany and Alexis. And I’m handed…

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All packed and ready to go! Still trying not to think about it too much. Everyone keeps asking if I’m nervous, but nervous is not the right description. Excited is more like it! Houston here I come! Next: I Arrive

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In just 48 short hours I will be sitting in my dad’s house. How exciting! I’m trying not to think about it too much, else I might just drive myself nutty! Check back often – I’ll try to keep the journal going while I’m visiting in Houston. ~Nicole Next: Tomorrow!

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My Story: I grew up living with my mother, aunt and grandfather in Cleveland, Ohio. And I never knew my father. All I knew was that my mom did not want to marry him, so he found someone else and moved to Texas. He paid child support, but that was it. My mother was not…

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