The Hardest Part of this Journey…

The hardest part of this journey is seeing Willow’s worth but knowing some will always view her as unworthy. Unworthy of respect. Unworthy of a conversation. Unworthy of equal opportunity. Unworthy of a living wage. Unworthy of inclusion. Unworthy of love. The hardest part of this journey is knowing that no matter how amazing Willow … More The Hardest Part of this Journey…

Where We’re At

Once upon a time, I used this blog like a therapist. I wrote, I processed, I released and I healed. This journey we’re on is full of highs and lows and the ride between the two often leaves my stomach in knots. Writing helps me unravel those tangled up feelings. Unfortunately, we’re at a point … More Where We’re At

What it Feels Like to Send My Daughter to School

I never thought it would feel this way. I thought I would cry more. I thought I’d be anxious. I thought I’d reconsider our decision to let her go. Instead, I’m sipping coffee, enjoying the quiet and smiling at the thought of what my youngest daughter, Willow, is up to right now. She’s at kindergarten. … More What it Feels Like to Send My Daughter to School

Enjoying Summer Through The Almond Eyes of My Daughter

I love summer. Unfortunately here in Minnesota, summer can feel short, like a flash of sunshine before the darkness of winter. I’m sure some of you are thinking I forgot about spring and autumn. If that’s the case, I’m guessing you’ve never been to Minnesota before. Here, they both kind of blend into winter. It’s … More Enjoying Summer Through The Almond Eyes of My Daughter

The Story of 2 Sisters, an Extra Chromosome and an Extraordinary Bond

“Sissy!” It’s the clearest word in Willow’s vocabulary. It’s also the word she says most frequently. I’m talking at least 50 to 60 times a day. I kid you not. Just ask the “kid” she’s calling for, Bella, aka, “Sissy.” To say these two are best friends is an understatement. Bella and Willow are soul … More The Story of 2 Sisters, an Extra Chromosome and an Extraordinary Bond