Tag Archives: adoption

One Year

Wow, what a difference a year makes.  So much has happened in the past year – mostly good stuff! A year ago, we were just going live with our adoption profile (being shown to expectant parents), we were having our … Continue reading

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Long overdue…and a LONG post.

Is there anyone still here?  I certainly wouldn’t blame you if you lost interest and left.   Yes, I’ve been a bad blogger.  I’ve been conflicted about whether to keep this blog, start a new mommy blog for our new life with Ashlyn, … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day

This is my first Mother’s Day that I can celebrate being a mother!   But the emotions are not quite so simple.  As I contemplate this day and what it means, I find myself weepy and emotional, happy and sad – I … Continue reading

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One Month

Yesterday marked one month since we brought our little Ashlyn home just days shy of her 9 month birthday.  One month of joy, and laughter, and tears, and being overwhelmed with all that is motherhood – along with trying to … Continue reading

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Our Little Miss Sunshine

Since this is a public blog, I’m still trying to figure out how much information we want to share with the world about our LMS (Little Miss Sunshine).   For now, I’ll just give you a few details – perhaps over … Continue reading

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Rollercoasters and first dates

I dislike them both – rollercoasters and first dates.  And yet, the path to adoption feels so much like both of those rolled into one, that perhaps I need to find a new appreciation for them. I think the rollercoaster feeling comes … Continue reading

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Not a consolation prize

I recently was following a discussion where adoption was referred to (by someone not in the adoption community) as a “consolation prize” or a plan B.  And even in adoption circles, I have sometimes sensed a feeling that there is some pride … Continue reading

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