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
Adoption Journey

Here and not here

This is a difficult post to write.  One evening, as I came home from work, I saw that E was home, so I stopped in to say hello.  It seems she’s back for the summer, maybe for longer – we’ll see, I guess.  Right now, though, her family doesn’t want Read more…

By Rebecca, ago
Adoption Journey

On Children

On Children  ~ Kahlil Gibran Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love but not Read more…

By Rebecca, ago
Adoption Journey

Children of our own

“Many Americans would die naked in the middle of the road before they’d tell you what’s hurt them most. But a born Southerner will show you the cell in their heart that burns the hardest. They’ll hold it out to you in their bare right hand.” ~Reynolds Price That’s what Read more…

By Rebecca, ago
I Believe

Leap Before You Look

 

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Leap Before You Look
~  W. H. Auden (1907-1973)
The sense of danger must not disappear:
The way is certainly both short and steep,
However gradual it looks from here;
Look if you like, but you will have to leap.

By Rebecca, ago
Adoption Journey

Adoption Awareness Month (3)

Some people are really ignorant.  There are still people who say stuff like,  “So, who are the REAL parents?” I know, YOU would never say that.  But people do!  If anyone says that to you, just ask them, “Where are your REAL manners?”  Because, hello, rude!   So, who ARE Read more…

By Rebecca, ago
Adoption Journey

What I learned

Mostly, I don’t really post about the adoption process.  You know why?  Because I’m supposed to be presenting myself to the world as happy, confident, positive, loving, and a perfect – future – mom.  And the whole process so far has been mostly sad, and scary, and frustrating, and sometimes Read more…

By Rebecca, ago