This week is a very special episode for our listeners. We finally sat down and talked with our brother Cory about what it was like growing up with us and without us. About how being abandoned by our mother several times impacted him as a child and as a father. And how it has impacted the relationship we all have with each other. Please like, comment, subscribe, share, or leave a review. Peace and love.
Many of you have waited a long time to hear the conclusion of our mothers journal. We apologize for the lengthy delay, and we hope it was worth the wait! Please like, comment, subscribe, share, or leave a review. Peace and love.
We’re back! After abruptly ending our podcast one year ago, we decided we needed to get back to telling our story. In this episode we explain why we left, and what made us decide to come back. We hope you enjoy this episode and will keep coming back for more. Please like, comment, subscribe, share, or leave a review. Peace and love.
In episode 11, we read from and break down entries from our moms journal that was written to Kimberly. This journal was written in an effort to share childhood memories from her perspective. She shares moments of physical abuse, emotional break downs, our parents divorce, and how she chose our step-father. We hope you enjoy this episode.
Growing up we were smoking, drinking, cussing like sailors, having parties, and anything else we wanted to do. Only our parents were the ones buying everything and hosting the parties for us. Our parents thought it was great that we tried to behave like adults and they enjoyed partying with underage kids. In this episode we talk about some of the parties, alcohol poisoning, skinny dipping, and how it impacted us as parents ourselves. We hope you enjoy the shenanigans!
Two Month Update. It might seem a little early for an update on our lives, since we only launched our podcast two months ago, but we just had to share. After doing our Ancestry DNA test, that we talked about in episode one, we learned that we have different biological fathers. After our first episode aired, we found Desiree’s biological father, and they meet each other for the first time last week! And that’s just the beginning! You’ll have to listen to learn the rest. Thank you for all the love and support.
Episode 9 is all about the crazy stuff we had to do to help pay bills and put food on the table when we were kids. We always had food in our bellies and clothes on our backs, but where it came from and how we obtained it was not the most traditional way to go about things. From stealing, to returning stolen items, lying to churches, manipulating people to help us, and so on.
In episode 7, Desiree reads a letter she wrote to our mother 10 years ago. This episode is very graphic, and was a very hard episode for us to get through. Desiree wrote this letter while she was in basic training for the Air Force, and she was at a place in her life where she finally had the courage to get it all off her chest, but also had a lot of anger towards our mother.
In episode 6 we share how the accusations came out about our step dad and how the days and weeks after impacted everyone in the family. The way these days played out told us just where we stood with our mom and she proved that she would truly stand by him no matter what. It is also the time that our walls went up and it became harder for us to speak our truth.
In this weeks very special episode we had the opportunity to have our Uncle Joey sit down and talk with us. We went to Phoenix Arizona to watch him graduate and we could not be more proud of him!
Uncle Joey is our mothers baby brother and has been there for us our whole lives. We asked him to share his perspective on what he saw as an outsider looking in on our childhood, and what impact it had on our relationship with him. It was such a great experience to hear some stories of when we have no memories of what was going on, and to add more layers of understanding that the abuse had always been present in our lives. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for all of the love and support.