December 23 was the birthday of my mother, Judith.
This year she would have been 70 years old.
She died seven years ago.
Her genetic mysteries were a driving force in my use of DNA. I had to learn about percentages of shared DNA, predicted relationships, patterns of inheritance, as well as how to reach out to matches and research their family trees, with or without their help.
After she passed, I found three siblings she never knew about, thanks to DNA testing.
She would have loved to have known the answers to the mysteries of her origins. She passed the quest to me. I continue searching. Questions remain.