Pregnant women nest. It's a thing. But so do hopeful & waiting foster/adoptive moms. I have been. My 42nd birthday is just two months away. There were a few moments in recent years when I wondered if I would ever become a mom. That is a kind of pain that is hard for me to… Continue reading Bedrooms & Nesting
Brushing a girl's hair behind her ear once a day will solve more problems than all those therapists and drugs. - Atticus I'm writing a love story. I thought I was stuck. Last weekend, I thought I'd never get past this mess of my own heart. The pieces still broken - fearing hope. But the… Continue reading A Love Story in Progress
Little One, Even though we haven't met, I've been preparing to meet you for a very long time. I know this is scary - to walk into or be carried into a stranger's home. But I want you to know that this is your home too, for however long you need it. Though our paths… Continue reading To My Future Foster Child
So I guess we'll have to do it the hard way I've never done things the easy way. I won't start now.
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Dear Future Husband, It's Valentine's Day. It's a day I like to make fun of since I'm here alone and you're . . . there doing whatever it is you're doing (torturing me with all this waiting). Though I am a true and sometimes hopeless romantic, I hope we'll find romance in the normal, nothing… Continue reading What is Romance, Anyway?
When I was a little girl, I used to dream up love stories. It's a curse, I tell you. It has followed me past 40 and right on into my 42nd year. Except now I write the love stories instead of just dreaming of them. When you write love stories, you should probably find a way to… Continue reading A Love Story
Love, We don't need to parse words. It doesn't depend on what the meaning of is, is. I'll say what needs to be said when you pick & choose your words carefully. I have had enough of picking words carefully to last a lifetime. You know what not to say. I'll say what should be… Continue reading You Know What Not To Say
I live here on my knees as I try to make you see That you're everything I think I need here on the ground But you're neither friend nor foe though I can't seem to let you go The one thing that I still know is that you're keeping me down You're keeping me down,… Continue reading Gravity
He's going in a book.