Lyrics and Dreams

January 9th, 2007
Categories: Dreams, Quotes & Lyrics

DreamsSince writing the previous post about how birth parents may dream of their birth children, I've had a song running through my head. Just the chorus, really, so I decided to open my iTunes and give the song a complete listen. "Sleep to Dream Her" is a song by Dave Matthews Band, released on their sometimes loved, sometimes hated album, "Everyday." Released in January of 2003, the album fell smack into the middle of my college career and thus forever part of my life soundtrack. I spent days and nights listening to this album, contemplating life. I kissed boys to this album. I studied for tests to this album. I even discussed what this album meant for Dave Matthews Band. (I was a… [more]

A Quote on Grief

December 27th, 2006
Categories: Movies, Quotes & Lyrics

We Are MarshallJosh and I went to see We Are Marshall last night. (A review of the movie written here.) While you may not think a movie about football has anything to do with adoption, well, I might have to agree. There were no prevalent adoption story lines in this movie. However, have you ever been sitting watching a movie or a television show when something jumped out at you, smacked you in the face and forced you to think of either yourself or your adoption situation in a new light or just under a microscope? This happened to me in the movie theatre last night with the following quote: "Grief is messy." So very true. The conversation during which this particular quote occurs is… [more]

A Quote to Start the Week Off on a Loving Foot

December 4th, 2006

Born in my HeartI get sappy and introspective during the month of December. If my Husband can deal, so can you. I present to you the following quote: "Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body." -Elizabeth Stone Any parent can atest to the truth behind that quote. For example, right now, Nick is walking. They're those unsure steps that come right after the first few steps. Honestly, he'd still rather crawl. He can get there faster and that pleases him. Yet he keeps on trying to walk. And he falls. And bumps his head on things. And sometimes he cries. And every single time, my Mommy Heart breaks. Or… [more]