Letter to Marie from Herman Nov 23-1944

To Miss Marie Arnold from Herman Scroggins Thursday niteNov 23, 1944 My Dearest One, How is my one and only to nite. Sugar I wish I could see you to nite and every other nite to. Honey, I have just got back from town and I am really tired but sugar I would write my...

My New Little Brother

Having experienced the journey of adoption before, Herman and Marie found the process of welcoming their second child to be a bit smoother. Two years later, my new little brother entered our lives, bringing a different set of challenges. Unlike my situation, my mom...

A New Name

I remember my mother telling me the story of how she came up with my new name. With great tenderness and a sense of newfound belonging, Marie and Herman embarked on a journey of renaming their cherished child. Legalities dictated that the baby could not retain her...

In the Beginning

I remember being told that I was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas, I had a mother and a father, but their fate remains a mystery. Also, the lawyer who oversaw my parents’ adoption proceedings revealed that I was the youngest of five siblings. Now I know that...

GJR056: The Cloud & the Fire

  As the Israelites had traveled from the land to their new home, God sent a cloud by day and a fire by night. Both of these were very real symbols to the nation that God was leading them, and they represented three beautiful things for the Israelites. First, the...