February 19, 2020
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SHAME - The Illusion of...
I thought I knew what shame was when I couldn’t tell my mother what my father was doing to me at night. I thought I knew what shame was when staying awake all night started affecting my day to day high school life. I thought I...
November 26, 2018
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Two Kinds of Courage
I preface this post with the following- While I am grateful that I have both these women in my life today, I am not naive enough to think everyone gets the same ending to there adoption. I thank those who have shared their...
August 1, 2018
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WE ALL MATTER
I consider myself to be fairly smart. I consider myself to be open to new ideas, new people and overall change. I consider myself to be fun, educated and full of life. I consider myself a great mom and a great friend. I consider...
April 14, 2018
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18 YEARS AGO
Today is your 18thbirthday. I am glad you made it to this day. To be honest though, this isn’t how I pictured it then…. I didn’t think I’d be texting you a birthday wish. I didn’t think I’d be crying at what happened...
December 4, 2017
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All I want this Christmas
The Christmas season is upon us and I realize that there is nothing anyone can actually put under the tree for me this year that will truly make this season the "best ever". Christmas is a time to be grateful. A time to look...
September 13, 2017
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Out of the Blue
It's been months since I have heard from my daughter. Yesterday the phone rang. "Unknown caller". I answered it. I never answer those. It's my oldest daughter calling. She's crying. She is hard to comprehend so I tell her to take...