Hearts Wide Open
"The four of us are family now, knitted together because of this precious child." #BraveLove
The Heart Has Its Ways
My attitudes toward adoption started many years ago, over fifty, actually. Rosanne and I were like sisters. We attended the same high school, and were in each other’s weddings. In those days of hush-hush adoptions, her mother, my aunt, never spoke of how she came into our family, but I didn’t care. As a child, I can remember thinking how wonderful adoption must be because without it we wouldn’t have had Rosanne.
It was a winter afternoon during Christmas break that I discovered I was pregnant. Mom and I had been Christmas shopping together but immediately when we split to do our own thing, I dashed to buy a pregnancy test. Although I was fairly confident that I was pregnant, the positive pregnancy test staring at me in the JC Penney bathroom that afternoon took me by surprise. I was 22 years old and a sophomore in college when I got pregnant with my son.
A Mother's Love - Part 2
"Even though it was the hardest choice, many people’s lives were blessed because of it." #BraveLove
A Mother's Love
"When you love someone unconditionally, you do what is best for them, not yourself." #BraveLove