The Promise

I told myself I wouldn't cry. I didn't want to scare her. I didn't want her to think this stranger was emotionally unstable. Then I worried if I didn't let myself cry she'd think maybe I was emotionally inept.  I changed my shirt 3 times. I was about to change it a fourth time when … Continue reading The Promise

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In Loving Memory of Gwendolyn Archard

On August 26, 2016 I heard the news that a dear first mom friend of mine was no longer with us. The previous day, beautiful Gwen had decided that the pain was too much and bowed out of this circus called life. Just before her decision, she deleted dozens of her first mom friends. I … Continue reading In Loving Memory of Gwendolyn Archard

Dear Aly’s “Birthmom”

Dear Aly's "Birthmom," This is how you are referred to in Aly and Josh Taylor's blog, but you are not "their" birthmom. You don't belong to them. You are Genevieve's first mother. You are also the mother to the little girl you just gave birth to. Please don't let anyone tell you any different. I … Continue reading Dear Aly’s “Birthmom”

My Adoption Memoir – Whispers of Grace

A little over a year ago I began to write the first book in a series of memoirs that I intended to release. I entitled this series, "Whispers of Grace." The first draft was pretty horrible. I wanted to gain honest feedback and constructive criticism so I released the draft for a few short days … Continue reading My Adoption Memoir – Whispers of Grace

Short & Sweet

It's been some time since I've updated here at Musings of a Birthmom. This will be a short, sweet, personal update to explain my absence - for anyone who should care. My husband had back surgery about 3 weeks ago and his recovery was more than anticipated. He's required a heavy level of care-giving that … Continue reading Short & Sweet