Tagged with mom

Adoption Carnival: Mother’s Day

This post was originally published on AdoptionBlogs.com on May 10, 2010. Republished here with permission. This month’s Grown In My Heart Adoption Carnival is inspired by Ernest Hemingway. Once asked to write a full story in six words, legend has it that novelist Ernest Hemingway responded: “For Sale: baby shoes, never worn.” We all know … Continue reading

Is Anyone Out There? Is Any One In Here?

My mom is the one who read this blog the most. She passed away in May. Since then, I’ve had no desire to update. But I feel guilty, because I’ve been out of touch with pretty much the entire world for most of the year. I’m hoping to get back into the habit of updating … Continue reading

I Miss My Mom

(originally posted on LiveJournal) I think that about a dozen times each day – I miss my mom. But I really miss her right now. Jack started throwing up right before bed time. Eggs. It may have something to do with the fact that he ate ice off of the floor of McDonald’s last night. … Continue reading

I Suddenly Realized

(originally posted on LiveJournal) I’ve been up ’til 2am most nights for the past 2 or 3 weeks. I usually work until midnight, then I do my Adoption Blogs post and read to kind of calm down. My brain is full, and though I’m insanely tired, it takes awhile to calm it down. Last night, … Continue reading


(Originally published on LiveJournal) Costco is having a sale on this: http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?whse=BC&topnav=&prodid=11478563&ec=BC-EC877-CatHome&pos=20&lang=en-USIn case the link doesn’t work, it’s a $1500 play structure for $999. It’s made out of Southern Yellow Pine. I’m not sure that’s environmentally friendly.I really want something from here: http://www.cedarworks.com/ But that all is really expensive. We have a HUGE backyard. Jack … Continue reading

Life Update

(originally published on LiveJournal) Now, the yeah-that’s-great-but-I’d-rather-have-my-mom-back part: My sister and I were the beneficiaries on my mom’s checking and savings accounts. My father is OK with this. He insists he has enough to live on. I may call my uncle (his accountant) and make sure, but still… Anyway, we got our checks. I’m just … Continue reading

4 Weeks

(originally published on LiveJournal) My mom died 4 weeks ago today. I’m still wondering when it’s all going to hit. Between stress at work and being a Mommy, it’s not tangible yet. I have my Mom’s ashes in the beautiful urn we chose. I have to take pictures, because we’re going to inter them whenever … Continue reading


(originally posted on LiveJournal) My friend Jamie introduced me to Infinite Joy, a revue of songs by William Finn (Falsettos, among others). I’ve been in a showtunes mood the last few days. I started today with The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Due to the vagaries of iTunes, it was followed by “Anytime”, from Infinite Joy … Continue reading

Nana’s In Heaven

Jack saw my mom’s jewelry box and wanted to know what was in it. I told him that it was some of Nana’s jewelry. He said, “Nana went to heaven.” I said, “Yes.” He said, like a jaded teenager, “So you took her stuff?” I love my kid. Even if he hasn’t been using his listening … Continue reading

Mom’s Death, Part Five

(originally posted on LiveJournal) The Thursday that my mom died, I called a friend of mine from high school. Only one person reading this knows her, but still, I’m going to call her Sabrina, just in case. Sabrina has two kids, and her daughter had her 6th birthday on the Saturday after Mom died. The last … Continue reading