Posts tagged mother

Out of the Darkness

Out of the Darkness

I didn’t know how much my life would change after the birth of my daughter. I knew that I would have more responsibilities raising a child, but I didn’t expect to have my world turned upside down. While I was trying to get pregnant, I miscarried twice. I was absolutely devastated, but kept trying. I […]

This is a REAL MOMMA- Foster Care

This is a REAL MOMMA- Foster Care

Her mother texted me the other day, just to let me know that her daughter still talks about me. Her daughter who was in foster care and who came to me at 9 months old. Her daughter who I had in my home for 2.5 years. Her daughter who called me Momma. Her daughter who […]

Grieving the Would-Haves After Miscarriage

Grieving the Would-Haves After Miscarriage

We would have named you Sarah. You would have had my nose. You would have fit right in my arms. I would have kissed your toes. I would have been so patient, When you cried out at night. I would have read every book, To make sure I did it right. You would have been […]

No Room for Error- On Race and Foster Care

No Room for Error- On Race and Foster Care

~for Freddie Gray No amount of reading or foster care education can prepare you for the sheer terror of being a young white woman raising a Black teenager in a large city. You read up on white privilege, you look to other moms who have experience, you consult with Black friends about hair and holidays and […]

Holding Onto Hope- Schizoaffective Disorder

Holding Onto Hope- Schizoaffective Disorder

Hold Onto Hope HOPE- while in Florida, my son, who has Schizoaffective Disorder became very unbalanced from the PDOC triple prescribed and it was not helping. My son broke windows on a car and went to jail. I did everything I knew to do to get this fixed. They wanted 10 yrs prison. We did everything possible […]