Tag: hope

Riding High on Hope

Here are eight things that give me hope: I went in the garage this afternoon and saw my bike in all its clunky silver and pink glory locked to the door of an old refrigerator and it made me feel like I did when I was… Continue Reading “Riding High on Hope”

Renewal

The wonder of Christmas Eve is: Twelve eggs cracking Eleven chains tangling Ten shirts unraveling Nine people crying Eight glaciers melting Seven cities crumbling Six children leaving Five arguments flailing Four mistakes repeating Three gifts returning Two people quitting One more chance appearing

On Doing What’s Normal When Things are Turning to Shit

Normal has an extraordinary glow of comfort when things are turning to shit. Normal is your mother’s hand on your cheek. Normal is the blanket of your youth pulled up to your neck, your head deep in billowy pillows that only this morning seemed due… Continue Reading “On Doing What’s Normal When Things are Turning to Shit”

Manifest Destiny

It was a tattoo. What is past is prologue. It spread out across her shoulder in script with many flourishes. Was it a philosophical statement or a prediction? A happy promise or a sign advertising coming sadness? It all depends, I guess, on whether the… Continue Reading “Manifest Destiny”

Honoring Hard Times

There are times in my family’s life that are never spoken of. Hard times, rough patches. Every family with any substance, especially families that have taken on the challenge of growing by adoption, has had these times. I don’t trust families who’ve had just… Continue Reading “Honoring Hard Times”

Look Up

In every dark time, in days that are night, when others have fallen and you are on the edge of surrender and despair, there is a person in the light. Follow that person. ____________________ Written in response to a Trifecta writing challenge – 33… Continue Reading “Look Up”

My Ad for Adoption

Several years ago, I counselled a young couple who had been trying unsuccessfully to have children.  “Why don’t you just adopt and be happy instead of struggling with this?” Why wrestle everyday with failure (if we want to call infertility failure which I don’t… Continue Reading “My Ad for Adoption”

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