In Gratitude for Adoption: Giving Thanks Day Six (30 Days of Thanks)

However motherhood comes to you, it’s a miracle. ~ Valerie Harper, Adoptive parent About nine months after my husband and I were married, we felt ready to begin a family. Unfortunately, our journey to parenthood came with unexpected struggle, a litany of infertility issues and repeat miscarriages. (We lost our first four children in thatContinue reading “In Gratitude for Adoption: Giving Thanks Day Six (30 Days of Thanks)”

Why Thanksgiving is My Favorite Holiday and the “Thirty Days of Thanks” Begins November 1st

When you arise in the morning, think of what a privilege it is to be alive: to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.  ~ Marcus Aurelius The month of November is a special time for me. For one, it is the month of my birth, and for that simple fact, I’m forever enamored with allContinue reading “Why Thanksgiving is My Favorite Holiday and the “Thirty Days of Thanks” Begins November 1st”

Beautifully ordinary

It is always the simple that produces the marvelous. ~Amelia Barr   Moonlight glows inside to a gentle rise and fall, Heart to heart they rest. Summoned by the dryness of my mouth, I brought with me a neglected water-glass in need of a refill an hour ago and softly shuffled into the dimly litContinue reading “Beautifully ordinary”

Simply, love

There are times when silence has the loudest voice. ~ Leroy Brownlow “…Peace begins with a smile. Smile five times a day at someone you don’t really want to smile at; do it for peace…” ~Mother Teresa   Day and evening, I have sat diligently at my distressed white Queen Anne desk to begin writingContinue reading “Simply, love”

All I Ever Wanted

God turns you from one feeling to another and teaches you by means of opposites, so that you will have two wings to fly – not one. ~Rumi Looking outside from my kitchen window, I’m overjoyed by the scene that unfolds before my eyes and I’m happily distracted by the chaos of kids all smilesContinue reading “All I Ever Wanted”