Family rhythms

    1.  A few days ago, Donald gave her my old broken college laptop (I thought we recycled it a million years ago, but…apparently not) that cannot even turn on.  He set her up at the coffee table and Charlotte →MORE...

I recently started setting aside one day a week to write letters with Charlotte.  Good old-fashioned letters.  To her two uncles and her aunt who live abroad, to her grandparents and great-grandparents who live too far away, to her aunt and →MORE...

Jan 11, 2012
Last Tuesday at two o’clock in the afternoon we met with a representative from our foster-adoption agency to discuss the steps we need to take to find and bring home our child, the decisions we need to make, and the choices →MORE...

Jan 09, 2012
We are in my parents’ living room and she is pretending to sleep and I can hear the exhaustion creeping into her voice.  I suggest we go back to a bedroom, take a nap, come back out to play in a →MORE...

I think that if most people looked at our family’s Christmas this year, they would proclaim us horrible failures.  No tree.  No tinsel.  No popcorn strings.  No stockings on our mantle.  No pile of gifts.  No lights on our house.  No →MORE...