Posts tagged ‘love’

February 6, 2012

The Story of My Son’s Adoption.

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“Blessed.”  That was the last word I wanted to hear the day the baby was born.

A word uttered by the proud father who, along with his girlfriend, held the fate of this precious newborn we hoped to

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December 2, 2011

A Visit With My Brother.

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My older brother appeared much older than I remembered him.

We hugged. “It’s been a long time,” he whispered.

It had been three years. On my dad’s 70th birthday. As usual, he and I had nothing much to say to each other, that particular day.

What would we talk about during this visit, I wondered.

As my husband, Craig, and I followed my brother into the sitting area, I couldn’t help but notice the increasing spread of his waist

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October 27, 2011

I Need to Let Myself Fall.

Photo by Matt Champlin

Every year, I resist the change of season.

It is now late October and I stare at the leaves clinging to the most stubborn of branches. I study the colors and let them saturate my soul; will them to endure. Some trees have lost all their leaves and still stand firm, mocking me as if they sense my intimidation

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