On Downton Abbey

Before I begin: if you haven’t watched the TV Show Downton Abbey, and you’d like to someday (I highly recommend it — it’s excellent), please skip this post!! MAJOR plot points are referenced and discussed, and I hate nothing more than unexpected spoilers!!   Now then….   I recently decided to watch Downton Abbey, and […]

4-Year Meeting: The Day After

(Note: The following is an entry I wrote immediately after the meeting — as with the previous one, I later went back and removed identifying information, but otherwise have shared it here in its entirety.)   I really ought to learn that I don’t need to be anxious about these meetings. It was so GOOD! […]

4-Year Meeting: The Night Before

(Note: The following is an entry I wrote the night before the meeting — I later went back and removed identifying information, as usual, but otherwise have shared it here in its entirety to give you a unique view into my thoughts on the eve of seeing my daughter!)   This meeting has snuck up […]

Formal Writing

I think I mentioned in my last post that I’m going back to school for another degree (yay!), but I’ve hit a roadblock that I hadn’t expected. It came in the form of a writing prompt for my personal essay, and reads something like this: “Describe a significant experience or difficult challenge that you consider […]

Mother’s Day

I haven’t posted anything in awhile — mostly because I’ve been busy! I’m going back to school for another degree  this fall, which means applications and essays; I just got back from a week-long holiday; I’ve scheduled another meeting with my daughter and her parents (more on that later! I promise!); and to be totally […]

On Babies, Anger, and Sadness

Most of the time, I’m in a good place when it comes to my daughter’s adoption. Almost always, in fact. I feel that I made the right choice and I love the parents and family that I chose for her, so that brings me peace. But that’s not to say that I never feel sadness […]