How Disney Poisoned My Marriage


“And they lived happily ever after,” the story goes. Encircled around the table, we weren’t even discussing Disney.  We were diving into the word, surrender. But then somehow (as most girl conversations go), we got a little off topic. Women started sharing about their husbands.  We start discussing the challenges of marriage, until I blurt out quite […]

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Fearlessly Facing our History, Disabilities, or Our Child’s Ancestry in Adoption


My seven -year-old adopted daughter is partially deaf. I stand there, between clothes racks, witnessing hands moving between strangers.  In conversation without words. I interrupt with my lips, not even thinking that they may have no voice and that I might make a complete fool of myself. One vocalizes clearly in response, and I am relieved. She […]

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