Walls

There are days when Sunshine speaks and suddenly it looms large in front of me. With a word and a dip of the head, I see it. The wall. It is built to protect, to create safety, to keep out pain. I see it and I want to soothe. I am safe, my dear. I…

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Giving Voice to the Voiceless

The world is a broken place, and can often feel overwhelming and terrifying. Wars, disease, and human rights violations fill our televisions. It’s sometimes easier to pretend it’s not happening. We pin, we post, we play photographer. We create worlds of bright and shiny. It’s understandable, and necessary. We cannot forget the beautiful even in…

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On Domestic Violence: My Story

In the past few days, domestic violence has been the topic of conversation around the country. Ray Rice was accused of domestic violence toward his then-fiancé, Janay Palmer, in an elevator this past February and was suspended for two games. Since that incident, she went on to marry him. Just this week, a new violent…

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Mushroom Thoughts

Today we came home and Little Man took some groceries to the basement and called me to come and see.  There are mushrooms growing through the cracks in the basement floor.  And he asks me what I’m going to do, like I’m supposed to know. But I don’t. And I keep finding Sunshine’s socks in…

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Chosen and Kept

Six days from now, I know where I will be: Akron, Ohio….waiting impatiently for 10pm to come and a boy, unknown yet loved, to arrive.  Seven days from this very moment, we will be stepping in to our house, welcoming Soccer Boy to his new home. But it’s a temporary home.  As excited as I…

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