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The Dark Side Of Adoption: Regret

Regret is probably one of the most ruthless of emotions. It serves no purpose. It is completely unlike grief in that it feels horrible, but is not necessary for healing. Actually, it’s the opposite of healing. It is hurting with

The Night My Mother Died

Spring is my least favorite season. I didn’t realize how morose I got during this time of year until I had my second daughter. My first taught me how to be a woman I could be proud of. My second, …

An Oak With A Sapling Heart

14 years ago, I lost my family.  I got a new one.  And lost it all over again.  It hurts, but hurt fades.  I know.

Since my mom died, as the years have gone by, each year has gotten easier.  …

Prince William and me, and Kate.

There are three things my mom loved watching on TV: Princess Diana, the OJ Simpson trial and Roseanne.

When the OJ Simpson trial was on, I would come home from school and she’d be sitting on the edge of the …

10 years ago today….

A decade ago today my mom passed away from breast cancer. It was Thursday May 3rd, 1997 that everything changed for me. I look back at the ten years that have gone by and I wonder if it was on …