Open to Gratitude

Is there space for gratitude in your grief?  I never knew I could be grateful for loss, but it has given me perspective that I would never otherwise have. To be honest, it took a lot of time and processing to get to this point.  It’s okay if you’re not there. I am thankful for … Continue reading Open to Gratitude

The Duty of Delight

On my 33rd birthday, after an ECHO scan of baby boy and a lunch of pho and bubble tea, Sam and I took a walk around our old campus at the University of Illinois. We love visiting and reminiscing on some of our favorite years (most of which we didn’t spend together, since we started … Continue reading The Duty of Delight

Adoption is an Over-Simplified Answer to Abortion

The legislation in NY allowing for full-term abortions has caused a variety of reactions: disgust, anger, indignation, judgement, sadness, silence, even validation.  Many people have reacted with a simple and heartfelt response: “adoption is the answer.” While I agree it is part of the answer, I believe it is an extremely over-simplified response to this … Continue reading Adoption is an Over-Simplified Answer to Abortion

a book!

I’m writing a book. Whew.  It takes a whole lot of courage to admit that I’m working on this project. Maybe I’m scared of it not happening?  Or maybe I’m overwhelmed by enthusiasm? Maybe I still think it’s silly and trivial? I’m about halfway done with the first draft and 120-something pages in, so I … Continue reading a book!