In high school, I was talking a walk near the intersection of Maynard and Wicklow in my hometown. It's the neighborhood where I grew up with pine trees, beautiful azaleas and modest middle class homes from the mid-70s. But yet, in my very tony suburb, this was considered the poor area part town. But it … Continue reading Thoughts From a Walk and a Time of Lament
This series is about life within our new global community, Covid-ville. As our world universally moves into shelters and sanctuaries to fend off this vicious disease, here are some stories from our bubble as we navigate this time with a perspective on mental health, adoption, foster care and family life. Sometime around 3:30 p.m., I … Continue reading Dispatches from Covid-ville: Sunday is Coming
I hate it when people tell us we're saints or we're doing great things. We're just living life. But, we don't often talk about the sacrifices required for adoption, and it's a key part of the journey.
An anchor. A rock. A story. A picture. A light shining in a dark world with a picture of redemptive beauty. Adoption is divine.
Adoption is scary. So many questions, so many concerns. All of the what-ifs. For the child, it could mean leaving the only culture or family they've ever known.