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Judy Lynn Teague - I am Searching for You (update)

Updated on October 2, 2016

Found at last

Tonya/georgette found her birth family - Her mother had passed away, but she had the comfort of knowing that her birthmother had been searching for her too.

Tonya Trimble's Poster

Georgette Teague/Tonya Trimble  Searching for her birthmother
Georgette Teague/Tonya Trimble Searching for her birthmother | Source

Searching for Judy Lynn Teague

It hurts so much when you see that someone is searching for their Mother and don't know where they are or what to do. So when I saw this posted by Georgette Teague/Tonya Trimble I decided to write a poem to help Georgette find her birthmother.

I am searching for you, Mom!

© By Shyron E. Shenko - Written for Tonya Trimble


Most bonds between a mother and her child cannot be broken

When my need to find you was awaken

And, there are words that were left unsaid

Words to me that were never spoken


I am searching for you, Mom! I really feel I should,

And I wonder, did you ever wonder if I would?

And now you must surely know

I would have found you long ago if I could


All the detectives and the agencies

Never brought me a clue

They have not come through for me

In my search for finding you


Please help me mom, tell me what I must do

In helping me to find my way, when I don't have one little clue

Except in 1974 at the end of May when they must have handed me to you

Georgette Eloise was my given name

Did you name me for a relative, and are our name is the same?


Although I do not know the circumstance that ripped us two apart

That circumstance or happenstance could not rip you from my heart.

I think about you almost all the time, I want my message to impart

When I was old enough I knew my search for you would start


I am searching for you, Mom, or have you already heard?

From a friend of yours or by a little bird

And so I ask my friends on FaceBook to help me spread the word

A thought of never finding you would really be absurd


Have you ever heard a heart break?

And, wondered what it was breaking for

That was mine; you could hear it as it tore

I must find you, so I am searching even more


I searched and searched and have not found a clue

Until I have exhausted every avenue

I have never given up my search in hopes of finding you

So I turned to friends on Face Book, I don't know what else to do


Do you keep looking back, or have you left the past behind?

I will continue searching and hope that you don't mind

I have so often thought what I will do

If I should find, you and don't want to see me too


Although I don't want to be a bother

I just want to know if you look like me or if I look like you

What color are your eyes? Are they the same as mine?

Or would mine cause you to recall another place and time?


I don't know if you are homeless and hungry, or if you are sad and blue

Did you ever wonder if I wondered about you?

Have you ever wondered what became of me?

So...help me Mom, tell me what to do


I am searching for you, Mom, and I need a place to start

So I can share the feeling that are right here is in my heart

Do I have a sister or brother, at least just one or maybe two?

If so, do they know ask about me and wonder what I do?


And so this Christmas Mom, I searching near and far

In every train, plane and car

So we can celebrate together

When we both wish upon a Star.


8 Weeks ago Tonya and her family found each other.

Thank you to everyone who followed along on this journey to find Tonya's mother.


I would like to update everyone. I finally found my birth-family 8 weeks ago.

My mother has already passed but I was informed that she had been searching for me. Three weeks ago I was blessed to receive her ashes.

My journey has finally come to an end.

— Tonya (Georgette) Trimble

© 2013 Shyron E Shenko

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      Shyron E Shenko 19 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, thanks again for the comments and sharing.

      I am so happy that Tonya's bitter sweet reunion came about. Maybe this will give Bill (billybuc) hope in finding his birth mother.

      Hope all is well with you, Blessings and Hugs.

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      C E Clark 19 months ago from North Texas

      So nice tho the person who is the subject of his article did in fact find her mother and family. Unfortunate her mother had died by the time she found her, but at least she found more family and hopefully answers that she was bound to have questions for. Expect her mother would have been happy to meet her too.

      Giving this another share so that perhaps other people will want to write about situations like this since this one had a positive, if not perfect, culmination.

      Still no rain as promised days ago. Not complaining, but it seems the weather forecasters are as dependable as ever. Hope all went well at the doc's yesterday. Have a good night and take care . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 19 months ago from Texas

      Maureen, thank you for the compliment and comment, if only I could live up to the praise. You are a special gift to everyone you know.

      Love you my beautiful friend.

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      maureen 19 months ago

      As always your poems speak so much expressions of beauty, truth and love. You have touched so many hearts my Dearest Friend. You are definitely God's Biggest Angel on Earth.Love the Joy you bring to many people.

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      Shyron E Shenko 20 months ago from Texas

      Tonya, I am so sad and happy at the same time, it is hard for me to express the mixed emotions of you finding your family.

      I wish that you could have found your mother before she passed.

      Blessings and Hugs.

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      Tonya 20 months ago

      I would like to update everyone. I finally found my birth-family 8 weeks ago. My mother has already passed but I was informed that she had been searching for me. Three weeks ago I was blessed to receive her ashes. My journey has finally come to an end.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Tonya, I have not given up and I will keep this going until I can write a happy ending for you.

      I will share this again on facebook and on the Light2Love facebook page.

      Blessings and Hugs, and we will find her. I truly believe that.

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      Tonya 2 years ago

      I have not yet found my mother. It has now been 17 years since I started looking. I haven't given up yet. Thank you for all of the positive thoughts

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, It looks like it is going to be an scorcher today, I hope you can stay inside where it is cool. I cut grass for about an hour yesterday and I was drained of energy and thought I would get a headache, but thank God I did not.

      Thank you, for the comment and sharing this, I do hope this will help my friend find her mother.

      Blessings and hugs.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Sharing this again in hopes whoever needs to see it will do so.

      OMG it was 99 degrees F. at 10:30 this morning already! Reached 100 of course, and it's still 97 F. right now at 7 PM. Must be hotter by you as you're further south.

      Hope you're both staying in the house close to the a/c on days like this and it looks like there are going to be a lot of them for the foreseeable future. Don't know how the grass can grow when it's this hot. Hope to talk soon, but finding a place isn't so easy. The usual one is unbearable right now even when the sun goes down. Blessings . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Mary (tillsontitan), thank you for the compliment, comments, and up votes, and the valuable information.

      As I told Jamie, I found my father and 4 siblings, and I am hopeful that Tanya can find her birth mother. I am keeping all of the information so that I can pass it on to her.

      Blessings and Hugs dear friend.

      TTYL

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Jamie (jhamann), I hope she finds her mother also. I found my father, it was an amazing experience, and 3 half sisters and 1 half brother.

      Thank you so much for you comment.

      Blessings and Hugs

      Shyron

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      John (Jodah), thank you for your comments and for reading this. I am hopeful that my friend finds her mother and I thought maybe someone from HP might read this hub and know her mother.

      Blessings and Hugs dear friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Deergha, thank you for the visit, comment, up votes and for sharing.

      I really appreciate you.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Linda (Minnetonka Twin) thank you for your comment and compliment, I really appreciate you.

      Blessings and Hugs

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for sharing this again, I really appreciate it. I hope that this will get some notice from Judy Lynn Teague, maybe some who knows her will get in touch with her.

      Blessings always.

      Shyron

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      Mary Craig 2 years ago from New York

      Beautifully done Shy. You certainly touched the raw emotions one feels in this situation, I know all too well. I found my birth mother, two months after she died. It is not always easy, even if you're an adult.

      I just wanted to add to Miss Lizzy's fact about the name on a birth certificate, when a baby is adopted, at least in NY State, the adoptive parents can change the baby's name and have a NY State birth certificate issued with the new name.

      A long shot is to go to the city where you were born and look at the birth registry for your birthdate. Your 'new' name won't be there but you'll get a list of babies born that day which might add another piece to the puzzle.

      Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

      Incredibly moving and well done. I hope she finds her mother. Jamie

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Shyron, I applaud you for such a caring act. Writing a poem to help someone find their birth mother is wonderful. Voted up and shared.

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      deergha 2 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Soul touching indeed. Shared and votes up.

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      Rebecca Mealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      What an interesting way to get an inspiration for a poem. Your imagination is certainly at work. Beautiful!

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      Linda Rogers 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Your poem really tugged at my heartstrings. So full of raw emotion of a daughter looking for her mama. Beautifully done.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Giving this another share. You never know who may see it if it's there at the right moment.

      Hope all is well there and that you're much better today.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      DealForALiving, thank you so much for your comment and the compliment. I do appreciate you.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, I have not heard if Tonya found her birth mother or not, but I do think, I would hear is she had.

      Thank you for following this to keep it alive.

      I had a Migraines so debilitating I was in bed all day Saturday, after the ER, the next day is a hazy blurr.

      I hope you don't worry about me to much.

      Blessings and Hugs.

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      Sam Deal 2 years ago from Earth

      Wow, the fact that you would write this for the reason you did is so admirable.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      I wonder if Judy has been found? Sharing this on HP and pinning to AH. Hope you are well too, as I've not seen you much of late. I'm not here during the week much if at all because I have to work, but your work is at home so I'm hoping you and hubby are OK.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Dear Jen, I could never forget you dear friend. I have not heard from Tonya, in a long time, hope I get the time to visit with her to find out.

      You don't know how happy I am to see you my dear friend.

      John has stuff going on today and tomorrow so.... that will cut into my time on here.

      I have missed you. Keep in touch.

      Bless you.

      Shyron

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      Jen 3 years ago

      I'm just wondering if your friend Tanya ever found her mother. As you know I sometimes spend time reading your stories at night when I can't sleep and I really enjoy your poetry, but I can't help but wonder about this poor girl Tanya. So many times family members lose track of each other for all kinds of reasons. So sad. I know I haven't left a note for a long time so just wanted to let you know I'm still here.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Glenda for stopping by, I hope so also.

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      glenda 3 years ago

      I hope you find hee mother and you will post to let us know.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Dolores, I really appreciate you and your comment. I also appreciate your concern and I agree, but there is enough info that is not shared to make it difficult for anyone who would use what is written here or on fb, to use for their own evil gain.

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      Dolores Monet 3 years ago from East Coast, United States

      This is a very beautiful and poignant poem. I've always wondered about those messages that I've seen on FB. It may not be wise to put up so much of your information out there to share with strangers.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you my dear friend. I hope someone who knows Judy Lynn will read this hub, and tell her about her daughter's search for her.

      We are doing okay. Our AC outside unit went out today. Hope you are well also.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Giving this another share in case someone who can help will see it. Hope you and John are well and not succumbing to the colds and flu that are going around this area right now.

      Also, voting up, interesting.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Brenda for stopping by. I hope Tonya finds her mom also.

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      Brenda Hall 3 years ago

      I do hope ms. trimble finds her momma, you are nice to help her look for her momma.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Aunt Jimi, thank you for sharing this with your followers again I really appreciate you, my friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Aunt Jimi, thank you for sharing this again, I know that Tonya will appreciate this.

      I hope that you also have a happy New Year.

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      Aunt Jimi 3 years ago from The reddest of the Red states!

      Out of sight, out of mind. Going to send this around again so people will keep it in their minds in case they think of something that may help Tonya.

      Voted up and sharing with followers.

      Hope you and John had a great New Year's Eve and that this new year will see good things for all of us everyday!

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Au fait, I really appreciate your sharing this again. I hope you have a wonder New Year all year and the following years to come.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Going to give this a little more exposure just in case someone who might know something missed it before. Sharing.

      Hope you are looking forward to a great 2014!

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Au fait for voting this up and sharing this again.

      Yes Tonya is an adult, she is a strong person and I am sure she can hanle what ever comes her way.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Not everyone finds a good situation when they locate their birth parent(s), but hopefully Ms. Trimble will. Maybe just knowing will put her mind at ease regardless of the outcome. In any case, she is presumably an adult now and able to handle whatever the outcome will be, so I'm going to share this again in hopes that it will help her in her quest. Also voting this up and awesome again. Already the first subject on Awesome Hubpages.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Ms. Lizzy for that information, I did not know this. But I guess if they send the baby home with the mother. But you have helped me with a clue.

      Thank you again.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Moonlake, god bless you for helping the other person who was looking for her mother.

      Thank you for the up-votes and the share.

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      Liz Elias 3 years ago from Oakley, CA

      A name is mandatory for the birth certificate, regardless, so yes, an unwanted child would end up with a name. My friend was able to provide me her birth name when I was trying to help in the early stages of her search. You can't put "Jane Doe" on the birth cert., as there would be too many children with that name.

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      moonlake 3 years ago from America

      I had someone call me one time and they thought I was their mother. Well, didn't you have a baby in 1974. I said no I think I would have known that. I did help them find their mother because I knew who she was once they gave me more information. I don't know what happened after that.

      I hope when this person finds her Mom it will turn out great for her. Whether she is a child of rape or not whatever the circumstance it was never her fault.

      Hope your poem helps her voted up and will share.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you my special friend for your comment.

      Sometimes circumstance causes these seperations, through no fault of the child and sometimes as in the case of DzyMsLizzy's friend, it just trama for the mother.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Au fait, my friend for reading, commenting, sharing and pinning, Tonya's story.

      But I believe, "We are, who we are because of who they were." I also believe that ifTonya was like DzyMsLizzy's friend she would not have been named, before she was given up for adoption.

      I have never regretted searching for my father after he and my mom were divorced, but I knew who he was, and when I grew up, and finding four more siblings and a stepmother, who became special to me.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you DzyMsLizzy, I understand what you are saying and agree with you. But at least your friend found understanding of how she came to be, and that in and of itself would set your friend free. But I don't think someone who did not want her child would give the child a name.

      Thank you for reading and commenting on my poem for Tonya.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      It is sad when a child searches for the mother. A child should be with their mother from day one and this is such a heartfelt story.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Agree with DzyMsLizzy, you never know why a child was given up for adoption. There is also the possibility that the birthmother has died.

      I can imagine how it must be to wonder about one's origins and all the questions you have posed here, going through the mind of an adopted person who doesn't know anything about their birth parents.

      Hope this poem helps Ms. Trimble find what she is seeking and that she won't be faced with unpleasantries should that happen.

      Voted up, ABI, and will share. Also, pinned to 'Awesome Hubpages.'

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      Liz Elias 3 years ago from Oakley, CA

      Very moving and touching. Sweet poem that captures very well what such a searcher might be feeling.

      I have a friend who was going through just such a search, and it took her years to get past the hurdle of having been born in a state where adoption records are sealed, even after the child becomes an adult.

      Finally, she found her mom, learned the information, and made contact. It did not last, however, because it turned out she had been conceived by a rape, and the re-connect just brought all those painful memories back for the mom, and she didn't want to stay in touch, but to move on with her current normal life with a husband and children she wanted. So, after a few letters, she shut the door again.

      I felt bad for my friend, but I could also perfectly understand the mom's position and respect her desire to just forget that trauma. You can never know what was behind the choice to give up a child.....

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