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Today, the words don't come to me easily. I strain to find a few that I know how to string together. This morning my thoughts are scattered in bits and pieces on the floor. I wish I was the 'yesterday me'. The yesterday version of myself felt so put together. I was the 'take-it-as-it comes... Continue Reading →
'You are nothing but a bastard!' I will remember those six words for the rest of my life. Before that day, I never knew what that word meant. I don't think I had ever heard it before. The diatribe that followed gave that first statement some meaning, but I still needed to ask what it... Continue Reading →
It is a question I get all the time. 'So when did you actually find out you were adopted?!' I realize that, for some, there is this momentous occasion where you are told that you were adopted. I couldn't imagine the shock and disbelief! I have heard so many stories in this regard, and none... Continue Reading →
Life is a matter of choices, and every choice you make makes you.. - John C. Maxwell Choice. Choose. Chosen. Those are very powerful words. Those words have been a defining factor in my journey through every part of my life. It is not just the choices I have made for myself that have paved... Continue Reading →
"The child who is not embraced by the village will burn it down to feel its warmth.” - African proverb You know how they say that it takes a village to raise a child? It also takes a village to adopt a child! The older I have gotten, the more I have come to appreciate... Continue Reading →
When she stopped to pick up the kids at the babysitters after work that day, she was invited in for a chat. Normally, she would collect the kids and get back on the road as quickly as she could. There was dinner to be made, and laundry to be done and children to bathe. She... Continue Reading →
She knew it in the way that any mother knows their child when they hold them for the very first time.