Originally published in The Awareness Center's Daily Newsletter
I'm sharing the following with you, because I know I am not the only person who has ever experienced what I'm about to share with you. It's a topic which I doubt has really ever been discussed in detail in any public venue.
Several years ago I saw an elderly couple walking in a parking lot of a mall in my home town. The couple looked very familiar to me, yet I was having a difficult time placing them. As I got closer I realized who they were. . . I said, "hi mom, hi dad". They looked at me, said hello and then wished me a good day as they went on with their day. These were two people who I spent the first eighteen years of my life with. Though they are biologically my parents, they are virtually strangers to me.