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For the tragic story of Stefanie's death, click on Stefanie's picture to be linked to a Toronto Life magazine article.
Attract the Right PeopleYou can't expect to draw people into your life who are kind, confident, and generous if you're thinking and acting in cruel, weak, and selfish ways. You must be what it is that you're seeking- that is, you need to put forth what you want to attract. Dr. Wayne Dyer www.drwaynedyer.com
Category Archives: Hope
What do we feel on Remembrance Day? Gratitude – primarily, sadness – definitely, respect- without doubt, anger – maybe, frustration – probably, but does forgiveness enter into it at all? This day has always held such meaning for me. We … Continue reading
The “honour killings” of four women (the youngest 13 years old) in 2009 was what began a conversation about gratitude with a girlfriend of mine last night. The reality that we, with all the dysfunction that is family life, never … Continue reading
I wrote this article while waiting to adopt Elena in the hopes that it would reach those who might be struggling with the decision of if adoption was right for them. During our PRIDE course we heard many stories from … Continue reading
I returned home yesterday after some time away to do some writing and it was probably the first time, in almost 4 years, that I was alone with Stefanie. One of the things I did as a survival technique was … Continue reading
“I admire your strength. I’m still bitter and angry after all these years and not a holiday season will go by in my lifetime without me thinking about your daughter and Jane Creba and all of the other innocents whose … Continue reading
There is a kind of shattering that happens with the death of a child, particularly a violent one. Aside from a heart left in a million pieces, you lose a sense of who you are or what life is all … Continue reading
I had the chance to have an enlightening, albeit short, conversation with a girlfriend of mine who commented on my blog a few days ago. She made an interesting point in that when I write about the raw emotion of … Continue reading
Fear, insecurity, anxiety, trepidation, nervousness etc… Yesterday I had the good fortune to have a day for myself. My mother wanted to have Grace (3) for a special day with “grandma” which meant after I dropped her off, I was … Continue reading
As some of you may know, my husband and I adopted two precious little girls from China since Stefanie’s death. (If you’re interested in knowing what it was like, feel free to visit my adoption blog at www.5xmum2b.blogspot.com.) The first … Continue reading