Happy Birthday, Dad!

Today would have been dad's 84th birthday. I'm not going to say I think about him everyday, because, I don't. But, I do think about him on two occasions... 1) When I see little birds. Shortly after he left this world I was at my parents' house and a little bird flew into the rec... Continue Reading →

I am a soon to be adoptive mom and I was lucky to pick up little man from the hospital when he was just 2 days old. Prior to the last 3 1/2 years, I had spent 3 years trying to adopt through private adoption with three failed adoptions, 2 after birth, and one after... Continue Reading →

The Final Countdown

Can you believe that after almost 6 1/2 years, 3 failed adoptions (2 after birth), an agency going bankrupt and 3 little foster boys in my house that we are now 5 weeks away from giving little man my last name?! Some days it feels like forever and other days it seems like yesterday since... Continue Reading →

The Storm of 1978

If you talk to any Bostonian about the weather, especially snow, the storm of 1978 usually comes up. I love the Wikipedia page on it. It starts with "The Northeastern United States blizzard of 1978 was a catastrophic, historic nor'easter that struck New England, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the New York metropolitan area." I'm not... Continue Reading →

A Reflection on 2021

This was a tough adoption year...but then again, I think they all are. It's a much rougher course than I expected, was told about, and would have signed up for if I had known in January 2016 (this January starts my 7th year in this process) that it would be like this. I've been pretty... Continue Reading →

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