mother-daughter relationships

A Giant Leap of Faith

A Giant Leap of Faith

WORD OF WARNING: Don’t go with me to find the perfect card! If I ask one of my daughters or my husband if they want to go…

Defining Empowerment

Defining Empowerment

Making small talk with the older woman admiring the carousel of beautiful flowers, she mumbled to me, “It doesn’t matter anyway; I won’t be receiving any of…

A Giant Leap of Faith

A Giant Leap of Faith

WORD OF WARNING: Don’t go with me to find the perfect card! If I ask one of my daughters or my husband if they want to go…

A Mother’s Heart

A Mother’s Heart

Last week was my youngest daughter Chelsea’s 22nd birthday. At the same time, sadly unfolding on the national news was the desperate search for the missing 17-year-old,…

My Fairy-tale Princess Dress

My Fairy-tale Princess Dress

As far back as I can remember I have loved the color pink. Mom had the painter paint my very own first bedroom at the age of…

  1. So sad, what a terrible experience. and I know it was only one of many for you. Love you friend!!!
  2. This fills me with sadness: “No child should have to continually try to make a parent love them.” What a tragedy that your mother was not able to accept love from you. My guess is that deep down, she didn’t feel lovable, and she had to cover that shameful fact up with a bunch of br…
  3. It’s insane that these findings were made but nothing was done about it. All these years later, you are still waiting for the wrongs to be righted.
  4. I love you❤
  5. I hope you are able to find more on the first chapters of your life. How twisty things became when people had to hide things…ugh. Sad.