The reality of me being a mama to a daughter is slowly establishing permanence in me. A little switch has shifted which allows me to do things like this for our Kira: buy baby toys while I’m doing other errands take stock of the favorite baby books we have kept and survey what’s been written … Continue reading planning for baby
I am fascinated by the unknown qualities of these women who are working at the orphanage where our daughter lives. They are called “Aunties”. They mother the children, ages one day to two years old, who are left without parents in Uganda. Every morning they step in as mom until the day is done. I imagine … Continue reading A baby shower for the Orphanage
I have a keen awareness of the events of my day. I enjoy selecting one of the topics that bounces around inside my head as my personal writing assignment. Sometimes I don’t know what it will be until I actually begin to type. I can actually say that not once have I found myself without a topic for … Continue reading This is the sort of mother I am.
That someone would be Donny. The brother’s have had a meeting and it may not go well for the graduate. Even the little one is hostile. Donny finished school last night. Seniors don’t have to take finals if they have good grades and no unexcused absences. Today was senior chill day where they got their … Continue reading Someone is on everyone’s nerves…
I am so pleased to introduce you to my friend Madeleine. She patiently coached me for a year while I learned to write a novel. She is a great writer. She may argue that point, but trust me. We had years of fun together in Scottsdale sharing humor, points of view, and random thoughts. I … Continue reading Who is Madeleine?
“Why are you adopting from Uganda?” I know this question is either whispered or at least thought deeply by many people. Another approach to this question would be, “Why aren’t you adopting American?” If I were standing on the outside looking into our situation I’d wonder the same thing. I am older now though, seen … Continue reading Why are you adopting from Uganda?
Craig had a vasectomy. After four pregnancies my body cried out mercy! The last one took a great toll on my health. It seemed only fair for him to take a doctor visit considering my four hospital stays to grow OUR family. He couldn’t wiggle out of that logic for any amount of sweetness. The doctor who … Continue reading A Passion for Orphans