Personal Tags: Frances Marion Smith Mumper
Lost: January 29, 1965 in giving birth to me; Malissa, her third child. An overdose of inducement drugs and anemia led to a hemorrhage and she ended her life there, bloodied and alone. And alone is how I've felt my whole life, even when surrounded by people and even having had the best step mom one could ask for. I am alone because she and I were torn apart. I never heard her voice. She never held me. The guilt I live with will never cease. Loving her feels like treason to my step mom.