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What It's Like To Be A Mother After Having A Baby Adopted

“So, is this your first child?”

A simple question, posed all too often by well meaning strangers when encountering an obviously pregnant woman, straining to tie her shoe over the magnitude that is her belly, or a new mom re-learning how to navigate the aisles of the grocery store with a sweet newborn in tow.  528 more words



Does that word cause you to hunch one shoulder, make an awkward face and fidget because you are super uncomfortable?  Me too!  Obligation, especially in the Christian world is a word we shy away from. 444 more words

Alzheimers Disease

First World Mother on Refugees

Today, I looked at my youngest, in all of his sweet, innocent infant-hood, and thought, “Will my children forgive me? What if they do not?” 764 more words


Not long after the confirmation came that something WAS going on with mom, outside the normal aging changes, our family found ourselves facing another transition.  My husband had been asked to change ministries within our organization, which would require us to go from living up north in Michigan to living down south in Florida. 652 more words

Alzheimers Disease

The Sacrifices We Make As Parents

As parents we must constantly sacrifice — make the tough choices. Shall we watch our kids sleeping on the baby monitor, standing loving vigil above them like guardian angels? 32 more words



When we were younger, we had fewer cares. There were fewer complications. When I was having a crappy life, there was a high chance that I was the only one having a crappy time. 166 more words

The Mean Reds

My father left my mother in a psychiatric facility the day before Thanksgiving. He told her that he would take custody of us and that he didn’t care where she went, but she couldn’t come home. 541 more words

Mental Illness