A Letter to my Daughter's Birth Mother

Two stories this past week have caught my eye, and have wreaked havoc on my heart....more

In which Daniel is in prison

Keely just told me I was a terrible person.  What’s astonishing to me is that she is almost 22 years old and she JUST DISCOVERED THIS!  So, why was she saying that?  Well, you’re going to need a little history here so bear with me. Yesterday afternoon I was sitting in my office (pretty much where I am right now) just playing on the computer and listening to tunes when Kevin called me.Me:                  Hello?...more


LOVE SCENE INVESTIGATIONMy boyfriend Francis and I met on a Southwest Airlines flight from Chicago’s Midway Airport to LaGuardia in New York....more

Adoption Beginnings


In My Dream

In my dream, I'm sitting outside, rays of sunlight warming my skin....more
This is true. :-)more

Playing Favorites

I follow Mom out to our car.  When we're both in and buckled, she glances at me in the rearview mirror.           “We’re not going to stay long,” she says. “Maybe five minutes. He’s bound to be exhausted.”            I nod, blow on the window, and draw a smiley face in the condensation. Then I sit back and consider how the five minute visit might play out.             I want to show him how much I love him....more
Let me ask him. I'm really not sure. Took us a long time to get around to being close (as adults).more

One Mom's Dispatch from The Land of Not Okay

Hello Land of Okay,You may not remember us. Or maybe you do remember us and wonder why we don't come to visit more often. Or maybe you don't know us well enough to realize that we've moved....more
I especially loved your last paragraph. {sigh}more

Can you name an unsung hero in your life? Or can you be one?

“Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.” ~ Albert Camus...more

How to Talk About Life Insurance With Your Family

Sometimes it’s easier not to talk about certain things even though you know you should.  Having conversations with loved ones about the future and what would happen to them if you should die is not easy to think about and even harder to discuss but it’s really important… so, Let’s Talk……it’s not as hard as you think....more