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Check Point

Today is the last day of June and it suddenly occurred to me that we are halfway through the year! I felt it was a good moment to check myself, and I thought we could check ourselves together. In Part…

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My Dad

I thought I’d take time to write a post about my dad today, to celebrate him on Father’s Day, and because, well, he didn’t get his own singular chapter in my memoir, Healing Tree: An Adoptee’s Story of Hurting, Healing…

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My Dream

Today’s post is the last in the project to share with you the photographs that were originally intended to be in “Healing Tree.”  This one comes from the chapter “My Dream.”  The picture is from one of my favorite life…

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I Forgive Myself

“I forgive myself” is a practice in self-acceptance.  In my life, I have often found it difficult to accept myself.  In those times, when I looked deeper, I found it was because I was judging myself and blaming myself for…

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Adoptees

The next set of pictures I’d like to share come from the “Nee” chapter of Healing Tree. Renee, “Nee,” is not only my little sister, but a fellow adoptee. In fact, I think she’s the only other adoptee I knew…

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A-Parents

I have to admit, although I am an adoptee myself, I have not been hip to the adoption-world. As I seek to share Healing Tree, I have become a little more familiar with the adoption community and have been exposed…

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