Mother’s Day isn’t my favorite day. Yes, I’m a mother. Yes, I love my kids dearly and count every blessing that I have when it comes to them. It is an honor to be lovingly recognised by my kids. But Mother’s Day is hard. It’s as much about loving my life and blessings for me […]
This post over at (in)Courage made me really start thinking about my Mom. Mother’s Day always brings up tough feelings in me. While everyone else is putting ribbons on balloons, choosing flower arrangements, or making dinner reservations, I sit home with my memories. True, I am a mother, and my kids usually do the Mother’s […]
Some years are harder than others. This year is tough. Last year, not so much. I lost my Mom on February 5, 1994. I was 22 and 5 months pregnant with J at the time. 15 months prior to that, she had been diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of the jaw.
Adoption is something we always knew we wanted to do, but never thought we would be able to. Adopting through the State, however, is very different than a private adoption.
I remember when the nurse told me that I was pregnant with P. I was married, but very young (20). The nurse practitioner at the family planning clinic offered to schedule me “for termination… how does this Friday work for you?” “What are you talking about?” I asked, incredulous. She replied, “An appointment to terminate […]
Since yesterday was Mother’s Day I got to see that rare side of our teenage daughters. You know, the “I Really Do Love My Mom Even Though I’m a Stinker Lately” side? Yep. Our family, like probably many if not most of yours, has it’s trials and lately we have been dealing with a major […]