Shared Grief and Love

Adoption’s Shared Grief and Love

There was a time for many years when I questioned if I would ever hear a child call me mom. I now wonder, how is it that somehow through all of life’s twists and turns for all involved, I became the mother of two beautiful human beings born to other women? The privilege of being an adoptive parent is immeasurable. The privilege of being the mom of my two now young adult children can’t be overstated. Raising my children was like playing darts blindfolded with the self-imposed expectation of needing to hit the bulls eye with each and every …

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Returned to Earth’s Heartbeat

Grieving the Loss of My Mother and Uncle I have been trying to come to terms with this reality, now five years past and yet ever present in memory. She and her brother, my uncle, died suddenly in a highway automobile accident one December evening, and to this day we still do not clearly know what transpired exactly. The day after the accident, I collected my mother’s purse from the police officer who was at the scene. Small shards of windshield glass were wedged in the crevices. Held up to the setting sun, they caught the sunlight in a …

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