Celebrating my birth | Celebrating my heritage

Charlene SanJenko | Heritage47 years ago I was born.  Today I celebrate my birth.

I was born to a very young First Nations girl.  She was just 15.

I am grateful that she completed her pregnancy and brought me into this world.  As we all know, there are other choices.

I grew up with an amazing family – four older brothers and one older sister.  I was the youngest of six.

My entire life I somehow felt different yet I couldn’t quite understand why.  I chalked it up to being adopted.

It wasn’t until last year when I began to put all of the pieces together.

Now knowing my Aboriginal heritage, it’s like a piece of my heart has been put back into place.  A huge piece.

I understand clearly What has been purposefully leading me to this point.

I understand clearly why I’m so driven to make a difference in the lives of girls and women in Canada, including Aboriginal women.

I celebrate my birth and my life.  And today I re-dedicate it to my WHY.

Charlene SanJenko | Heritage




1 Comment

  1. Dana Caple on September 5, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    YES!! to WHY! and ASK..

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