There I stood (barely) in the kitchen with my elbows deep in soapy water, when the dam that I had constructed so carefully finally broke. And the tears I had been holding back for days? Maybe weeks? Began pouring out of me. As each tear landed in the water, I felt myself shamefully falling apart.… Continue reading For the Days You Just Can’t Do It Anymore
As I sat in the crowded waiting area of the courthouse, I watched as others paced the floor with fear and anxiety. I saw the worry deepen with each step they took. And every time the bailiff would come out to call the next case, everyone would stop...but then quietly resume if it wasn’t their… Continue reading Tales of Fostering: Waiting in the Courthouse
"Okay sugars, get settled down and crawl underneath the covers. It's time to go to sleep." Immediately the giggling stopped and her body language changed as she looked up at me and said, "But its dark outside. I don't like the dark." Hearing the worry and fear in her voice, I pulled the covers… Continue reading What Your Heart Needs to Hear When You Are Afraid
We have all heard the nursery rhyme about the three little pigs, right? If not, let me give you my version in a quick recap...the story goes a little something like this... Mother pig decided her three little piggies were not so little anymore and kicked them out of her pigsty...uh...I mean, she sent them… Continue reading Which Lil Piggy Are You?
Earlier today while making Valentine Day gift bags to send to a few of my friends, our cute 34 inch tall house guest for the next couple of months came running into the dining room asking me one of her favorite questions... “Whatcha doin?” I smiled and responded with something of the sorts, “Oh, just… Continue reading Diary of an Infertile: I Want a Baby for Valentine’s Day