Seeing Love in Everything

The most impactful thing I’ve seen in Rylyn most recently is his endless pursuit of evidence of love. He is constantly sure some sign is right around the corner, so he seeks and he finds.


Life Comes Full Circle

You never know what life has in store for you and sometimes you just have to keep the faith. My sweet nephew Nicholas was born in March 2011.  Nicholas, as well as Rylyn’s other cousins Ethan, Alyssa, and Josie, taught me so many lessons about being an aunt which helped me become the mom I am today.   Rylyn and I are fortunate to live near the seacoast in New England.  Years before Rylyn was born, Nicholas was at my house for a special day at the beach.  Little did I know that I would be able to, literally, recreate this Read more…


THE BEGINNING OF US: TODAY’S THE DAY

Several years ago, I was a woman in her 40’s with a lifelong dream to adopt a child.  I had worked in pediatric palliative care and I’d fallen in love with a number of children that I cared for throughout my career.  The depth of feeling I had for some of these amazing kids let me know I was meant to adopt a child; I was meant to be a mother.  I didn’t have faith that as a single woman I could swing the cost of adoption and raising a child.  Through amazing support from my brother and my sister-in-law, Read more…