Tag: trauma

It’s not my party {so I’ll cry}

I’m torn, y’all. Torn between the past I know my daughter has, and wanting to pretend that the past doesn’t exist in that way.  It’s a tough thing for a girl who loves history; I majored in it and taught it… it’s a legitimate passion! History can be rough.  The tendency of all people is …

not the same

I feel like there are many people in the lives of adoptive families who want to try to downplay the differences our adopted children have from those who have grown up in a more stable, loving, safe, home environment.  The downplaying?  It’s not malicious; in fact I wholeheartedly believe that these friends want us to …