When the Photo Shoot (and life) are not Perfect, There is Still Joy!

Ever browse through social media for a few minutes and walk away feeling depleted? Less than perfect? As if everyone is having a great time? Your life doesn't measure up? When I scroll through social media posts, I sometimes get infected with the "woe is me" bug. Or I physically feel as if all the [...]

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The Women’s March

The Welfare Rights building was crowded. I stood on the threshold, fresh from the Catholic school around the corner and looked for my mom. There she was, deep in conversation with a woman, her arm around the her shoulders. The woman wept. There seemed to be a lot of tears shed here. Women, afraid, hopeless [...]

What if you had never been born?

*This post is an excerpt from a speech I shared at the Life Choice Banquet on October 15th. I cut this down to fit a rather long post. Please don't shy away because it is long. It has value. I began the speech with telling our adoption story, you can find our story here. “Many are [...]

A Life Interrupted (Three Word Wednesday)

My journal propped up against my knees, I write and sip my grapefruit water (my new favorite beverage) Half the pool is shaded now as the afternoon moves out and evening moves in. My muscles, tense earlier, relaxed by a walk, a soak in the pool and some great conversations with some of my children. [...]