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There is a time for grieving
that time is winding down
I should be less sad
I should find happiness in the here and now
and find a way to overcome the loss of our son Read the rest of this entry »
One day I spent time in the arboretum Read the rest of this entry »
Memories of brothers who shared a passion for flashing lights and blaring sirens Read the rest of this entry »
I expect that in about three months our son will be gone—reunited with his biological family. I ‘m not sure what this means for our family. For now, we turn again to our beloved little four year-old and begin the process of thinking about how to help him make this transition. It’s time for his foster parents to put away sorrow for the moment and have adult conversations about the next few months. Read the rest of this entry »
Another court date is upon us. This is the hearing meant to replace the one back in December where several parties were no-shows; which was meant to replace the one back in October where the court didn’t properly schedule the hearing; that replaces the one in September where none of the parties could agree—this hearing, to replace all of the others, is happening today, January 11. If anyone is late or absent, no excuse will suffice. Not that anyone should ever have an excuse for not showing at a hearing given the gravity of the situation, but this time no one can forget the date: one-one-one-one-one. Read the rest of this entry »
I am number four of six children born to my parents between 1953 and 1966. While having that many children today may seem a little wacky, I remember families in my old neighborhood that had even more. Child bearing was very different back then. Back in the day, the really odd family was the one down the street with the only child. As Darrow and I began down this road together, I often wondered just how many children would cross our threshold. I still have this romantic image of the two of us in this big old house bursting at the seams with little ones. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s time to pull out the Christmas music once again. Each year I stash it in the same place on a bookshelf, knowing that inevitably we will be listening to Diana Ross’ off-key Silver Bells, Nat King Cole’s classic White Christmas and the Vince Guaraldi’s sound track to A Charlie Brown Christmas. December another holiday favorite, is a collection of somber but beautiful piano pieces by George Winston. Originally recorded in 1982, it is the backdrop to a lot of my holiday memories growing up. It makes me wonder why this particular holiday can take on such a sad tone especially in music. Christmas is supposed to be about presents, and good cheer, and Santa, but somehow it can just as easily take a poignant and melancholy turn. Read the rest of this entry »
I thought I would try another wordless Wednesday
—though I can never be completely wordless.
One of the features that distinguishes the boys is their hair
—it’s part of what makes them fabulous. Read the rest of this entry »