April 24, 2022

April is National Poetry Month, and to celebrate I am posting several never before published poems that I wrote during times of deep sadness, desolation and sorrow. You can read the first and second poems here. When I was experiencing deep suffering after my abortion, I reflected on the moment I consumed the abortion pill….

April 7, 2022

The following poem was written after carving pumpkins with my 4 living children. In a moment of deep sorrow, I realized that I had an extra pumpkin, and my lost child was missing, and would never carve a jack-o-lantern with his mommy.

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April 1, 2022

April is National Poetry Month. Did you know that psychologists and researchers have found a connection between reading or writing poetry and emotional healing? Poetry is an opportunity for people to self-reflect, grow, and connect with their innermost feelings, fears, sorrows and other deep emotions. Poetry also connects people to those who have similar experiences….

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December 1, 2021

When a parent loses parental rights through adoption, they have every opportunity to change their minds, sometimes even after a child has been placed with another family. This is because parental rights and the right to keep your child is so important and the decision is such a weighty one. In the courts, or foster…

October 15, 2020

It’s October, the month my Post Traumatic Stress picks up several notches. (This is the month my aborted child would have had his birthday.)   Where most of the year I live a normal life, in October and January, my body remembers the trauma, and I have to dig in HARD to find balance, reconnect…

October 9, 2020

It’s October. 9 years after the due date month of my lost child. The child abortion killed. The child I killed. It gets hard every year around this time. Many people tell women who have had abortions that they don’t have the right to mourn their child. That they chose this, so they can’t feel…

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