A letter to my son

Dear Aidan, This time of year we are taught to spend time thinking of all the things we are grateful for, and I can't think of anything I am more thankful for than you. It's okay if you roll your eyes a little in my direction. I won't take offence. I am sure this might... Continue Reading →

Great Expectations

The year I turned 23, I wanted to have a big birthday party. I planned the whole thing! Cake, balloons, food, and music. The venue was chosen weeks ahead of time, and I invited all my close friends. THIS was going to be the birthday to put all other birthdays to shame. I spent hours... Continue Reading →

I Always Knew…

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 →

It Takes a Village

"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 →

The Beginning – Part III

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 →

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