The day had finally arrived. I’d been waiting 40 years for this and I felt sick with excitement and nerves. What if she can’t forgive me or worst of all what if she doesn’t love me? I was only 16 and in those days it was forbidden to have a child before marriage. I had no choice, my father made me give my baby girl away! She agreed to meet me at the same place I last saw her. It just felt right. I’ll never forget it was a nice breezy day in Scarborough. As I stood waiting, that very same breeze swept through my hair. It took me back 40 years.
As I moved my hair away from my face I saw her stood in front of me. She was beautiful.
She didn’t have to say a word, the hug she gave me told me ... she loved me!