My Sometimes Sadness

The way sadness works is one of the strange riddles of the world. If you are stricken with a sadness, you may feel as if you have been set aflame, not only because of the enormous pain, but also because your sadness may spread over your life, like smoke from an enormous fire. - Lemony... Continue Reading →

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 →

Chaos

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 →

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 →

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