Three years ago yesterday we announced we were expecting Sloan. A year ago at this time I was 8 months pregnant with our rainbow babe Phoenix. Today, we are announcing another little rainbow miracle. Sweet baby James (middle name, boy or girl) joining us this winter!
I slept pretty fitfully last night, and only for a brief few hours. My mind was racing with thoughts of him, and aching for another family, knowing in my bones exactly the agony they are experiencing right now. I want so badly to turn off their pain and to be able to tell them it [...]
Here’s a truth for you. I am self conscious of my weight. I have been all my life, but more so now than ever before. Now, before you comment and try to placate or assuage, read further. If someone tells you they are uncomfortable in their current body. Don’t say “Well I think you’re beautiful” [...]
I remember what trying to save a life looked like. It’s still so vivid, like when you wake from a dream and you’re so certain it was reality. Only, it’s been over a year and a half and still I wake so certain my reality is a dream. I remember the pallor of his face [...]
I hope some day she feels I instilled in her the empowerment of telling her story, of speaking up, of expressing both her strengths and her weaknesses, and using both as tools to support others while still giving grace to herself. She has so much fire and tenacity already, I want to help her nurture [...]