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Refining Life's Ragged Edges

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H.O.P.E.

In Caregiver Core Training we had to learn about the Five Stages of Grief. It is an important training because of the trauma the children often must face. We went in-depth about each stage. A few days later a friend... Continue Reading →

Firsts

My story isn't complicated and yet it has so much twists and turns. Some days I wish the twists and turns would in fact be linear. Wishful thinking.  This poem was written about the start of a relationship. A relationship... Continue Reading →

Adoption Paperwork

Oi, will the paperwork ever end? I guess that's where you really start. Sure,  there is the agency research and the endless hours reading literally everything you can about fostering and adopting but the paperwork is where the ball begins... Continue Reading →

Blueberry Croissant Puff

Last month I was invited to the "Secret Sister Reveal" for the ladies at church. It was so much fun. It wasn't about being able to open a gift. It was about being able to hang out with the ladies... Continue Reading →

HB No. 1533 – Proposition to Legalize Prostitution

For Hawaii Nei. I promised someone I would shine a light on this bill. It has taken me a week and a half because it was hard. This bill, which can be read here, brings up a lot of feels. When... Continue Reading →

Surprise, Mom!

Surprise! Hours ago my siblings and I were successful in surprising my mom with her oldest daughter, husband, and youngest grand baby flying into SeaTac. She didn't know squat (I hope) about the visit. And let me tell you, it... Continue Reading →

Adoption Babbling

This is a long road. A journey so worth the struggles, but, man it's been tough. We have completed more than half of the initial training required and have two more classes to go before we can submit our paperwork. But,... Continue Reading →

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