I write this post with a heavy heart. Scrolling through Facebook today, I came across ANOTHER article regarding a young child's suicide. This time we're talking about a 10 year old boy who was bullied due to a medical condition beyond his control. I vowed to Maddie's mom that I would keep spreading the Stick [...]
November is National Adoption Month so obviously I have to write a post about adoption!! I get so many questions and comments about adoption. Here are my answers.
Mattie Whittsett is a 9 year old little girl from Birmingham Alabama that took her own life. This is a letter I wrote to her mom.
My fears throughout the years: Youth (10-17ish): the dark, my mom being mad at me, the lunchroom on the first day of school, roaches Early Adult (18-23ish): failing a college class, getting a DUI, not finding "the one", roaches Mid-Adult (24-26ish): losing my job, unexpected bills, losing a loved one, roaches After we adopted Quin, [...]
Dear Quin, You just finished a meltdown. You said a few choices words and broke something I can never replace. By the time it was all over, we were both tired, defeated, and in tears. I never thought this would be parenting. I thought I would issue a warning and you'd back down with an [...]
Before proceeding, I'm issuing this warning: I'm composing this on my iPhone, in the car, on the way to the beach, with a bored child behind me & a sports talk radio listening husband next to me. I prefer typing on a computer in the silence late at night. This post will be FULL of [...]
After School Dream: School would get out at 3pm. My child would board the bus and head for home. I would wait outside my front door every afternoon at 3:15pm. A yellow school bus would pull up out front of my house, my kiddo would come bounding down the steps of the bus, running at me [...]