Tag: real mothers

  • Jim Crow Love

    Let’s pretend that you are married, and one day your husband says to you, “Honey, I love you very much, but I’m sorry to say that the love that I feel for you just isn’t exactly the same as the love I felt for my first wife. It’s different. I’m trying really hard, and I’m […]

  • It’s About You, Orphan Child

    It’s about you, adopted person. It’s about you, orphan child. It’s about you, wandering waif who has been caught forever between two worlds, you who are the precariously-stretched suspension bridge, uniting two families whether you like it or not.

  • Where Your Treasure Is . . .

    Stuck between two women who are, presumably, adults with options, we have a helpless infant or child who cannot care for himself, protect himself, or make sense of the fact that he is part of his adoptive family because of losses so large that even God says they cause unrequited yearning.