Here is a picture of my birth mom and I. 39 years ago I was adopted and have never seen a photo of my mother and I together my entire life until this Sunday. It is surreal looking at it. Studying it. My mom just passed away at the age of 57 due to lung and liver cancer. It has been a difficult time for all of us but in some way, it has been rewarding as well. I have met family for the first time in 39 years. It is weird to look at them and to see a bit of yourself in them. Although I did not know Nancy well, I am thankful for the time we did share. The journey continues.