Adoption Journey

Revisions

….I’ve longed to be a mother for many years, and I’m very excited to be starting a family through open adoption. Open adoptions are based on mutual trust and respect between a birthmother and the adopting family she chooses for her baby. You can read about me, my family, friends, Read more…

By Rebecca, ago
Hello

How to Love Mornings

Some few weeks ago my grandmother, who has learned to love email, sent me advice about how to become a Morning Person.   First of all, you must rise just before dawn. You put on a fluffy bathrobe and warm slippers and go into your kitchen.  (Your kitchen is beautiful, Read more…

By Rebecca, ago
Adoption Journey

Surrender with Hope

I hate this whole concept of acceptance.  I hate giving up.  And it’s been very, very hard for me to learn the difference between giving up trying, and gracefully surrendering to something you can’t control. Oh, hell.  Honestly, I still haven’t learned it.  I really, truly can’t usually tell the Read more…

By Rebecca, ago
Hello

My Home

I live at the end of a quiet street in a neighborhood that is like a tiny microcosm of wacky, wonderful Durham: my neighbors are African-American, Hispanic, and White; liberal grad students and well-to-do lesbian couples; conservative, gossipy old ladies on pensions and hard-working men with construction jobs.  It is Read more…

By Rebecca, ago
Hello

Just for fun

I love making things. I’m not so much into following directions, though…   I don’t mind looking at a pattern or a recipe to get the “general idea,” but I really don’t think I’ve ever followed a set of directions right through from beginning to end!  I like making it up Read more…

By Rebecca, ago