Somewhere along the journey through infertility and adoption many couples (especially women) find themselves swimming in grief. This is normal and actually healthy. When we lose something, especially something that we have dreamed of possessing but then never can touch, it is right and good to grieve. It is through the tears and the pondering within the safety of our own minds that we work
What does being a birth mother mean to me? WOW!! I will try to put my feelings into words best as possible. I am the luckiest birth mother in the world. I never knew the hardest thing I've done in my life (which was to place my little girl 3 1/2 years ago) could have been the BEST thing that I've EVER done. She has
The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work.
I was talking to my now mother in law about my adoption (which is really awkward for her) and trying to help her understand a little of what I had gone through and how wonderful it was for me. My mother in law is very loving and kind but she had never known anyone personally to have been on the “giving” end of the process.