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The Miracle of Adoption

The Miracle of Adoption

I will never forget the first time I held  her in my arms. Her brows were furrowed as she looked up at me...

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When Mother’s Day Belongs to Someone Else

When Mother’s Day Belongs to Someone Else

Thoughts on grief, step-momming, and Mother’s Day

What comes to your mind when you hear the word, “mother”? I would guess that, like...

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Post Tenebras, Lux (LIGHT For Those Who Have Never Heard)

Post Tenebras, Lux (LIGHT For Those Who Have Never Heard)

Post tenebras, lux. After darkness, light.

Good Friday, Passover, Resurrection Day. I love this time of year. The Spring blossoms draw...

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What I Learned About Grief from Mary Poppins

What I Learned About Grief from Mary Poppins

If you haven’t seen Mary Poppins Returns yet, make plans to do so! No, it is not as good as the original (how could you top...

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His Ways Are Higher

His Ways Are Higher

Our {Crazy, Amazing, Unexpectedly Beautiful} Story

Michael and I met 8 years ago in Mangshi, a relatively small town in Yunnan, China. He and his...

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Imperfect. Beautiful.

Imperfect. Beautiful.

“It doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful.” This quote caught my eye at a friend’s house recently and continues to echo through my...

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Second Mom Firsts

Second Mom Firsts

As a “second mom” (which I prefer to “stepmom”, a term that conjures evil Cinderella villains), I’m very conscious that I’ve missed a lot....

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