a poem

Not sure why-I just felt like writing a poem today… Some days are busy, keeping my thoughts occupied-focused in the here and now; In the quiet times my thoughts often turn inward-reflective, wondering why and how. Sometimes I cannot help but be sad and grieve for what I have missed, While at the same timeContinue reading “a poem”

the good

Today is what I call Discovery Day, June 2, 2018. It’s the day I learned my baby’s name. Our Reunion Day is on the 5th-the day of our first communication. I was going to “celebrate “ by visiting her but instead I went last week. I didn’t want to wait another week. It’s just aContinue reading “the good”

daughter friend

In two weeks we will be celebrating her birthday for the third time….not counting the day she was born. We have been in reunion for only two and a half years. After my other children were born, I would always wonder and hope that someday when they were adults that we would be good friends.Continue reading “daughter friend”

adoption papers

This was tough-and even harder to write about. It was the first week of March 2020. We had just received news of the stay at home order, because of Covid, when I received a copy of the adoption papers I had requested from the adoption agency. Why did I want to see these documents? IContinue reading “adoption papers”

upcoming visit

I’m so excited for another visit with my daughter! We have actually seen all the kids at one time or another this past couple of months. We even went to Arizona for a week to visit our middle. 5 out of 7 have moved just in the past year, including the youngest who shares anContinue reading “upcoming visit”

two years

Two years. It’s not an extremely long time to get to know another person really, especially when you live three hours apart. Although, when I think about it, I guess it’s plenty of time to get to know someone’s heart even if you don’t know all the details of their life. I truly feel likeContinue reading “two years”

reading psalms

Nothing speaks to my emotions and strengthens my faith like reading Psalms. It’s like reading and praying at the same time. A good thirty plus years ago in the church we basically grew up in as a couple, our pastor had led the church in a time of reading every 30th Psalm and a ProverbContinue reading “reading psalms”

the past is part of our story

This truck has a past. It has a story. There’s a certain charm that attracts us. We can see how trials and circumstances in this world have made it what it is today. Someone decided not to discard it, but appreciated it and displays it proudly. Our story would be incomplete without our past, evenContinue reading “the past is part of our story”

birth mother grief

One morning just a few days after my husband and I met my daughter’s adoptive parents, I found myself wondering why I was so extremely sad. I was crying for no reason. Yes, the prior weekend had been an emotional roller coaster- meeting the couple who had raised my daughter. I was still processing allContinue reading “birth mother grief”

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