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How we find love after loss

“I would like to be adopted someday,” she says to me as we walk through a cow pasture in rural Mexico. The girl, who lives in a group home with 25 other foster kids, hopes to be adopted by the house parents who started the home, but Mexico’s laws make adoption difficult. She is eight and […] Read more…

When life doesn’t turn out like you planned

“When you were a girl, how many kids did you want?” My daughter asks this question one night before bed. “Four” I say.  “I always wanted four.” “But you didn’t get four, you only got two,” she says. “You don’t always get what you want in life,” I reply. I don’t tell her about the years […] Read more…

What to do when our plans fall apart

This morning while I was rushing through the grocery store throwing food in my cart before an important meeting, I got a text that said, “I’m sorry I can’t make it today…” I switch gears and think about Plan B.  What would I do now? What exactly is “Plan B”? For someone who organizes life around […] Read more…

4 things we learn from loss

grief

Over ten years ago when we were in the middle of our first adoption, my husband Sam was diagnosed with cancer. In one day, my whole life fell apart. My husband was fighting for his life. Our adoption was put on hold indefinitely. Instead of having a family, I could only foresee a future where I might end […] Read more…