Monthly Archives: July 2013

Dialogue with Zoe: About Boyfriends

Zoe, my 4 year old daughter, takes my cell phone and pretends to talk to somebody. – Who are you talking to, Zoe? – It’s Christopher. – Who’s Christopher? – He’s my boyfriend. Advertisements

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What’s in a name?

The minute the doctor told us I was expecting a girl I knew I wanted her to be named Sophie. To me, it was the most beautiful name in the world. It was feminine and timeless. I liked the way … Continue reading

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Dialogue with Zoe: As Time Goes By

I showed Zoe this picture of myself with my Dad. I was around 4 years old. – Zoe, guess who they are. – That’s Zoe when she was little.

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July Celebrations

July is a month of celebrations. This year, July 18 marks the 10th anniversary of the day Jean-Marc and I met, and 1 year since we had our fingerprints taken for our adoption dossier. Ten years ago, I went to … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for Adoption

Zoe is getting ready for her little sister, or as she calls her, la hermanita. “Mommy,” she said as we walked towards the pool of our community, “we need to buy floaties for la hermanita because she doesn’t know how to … Continue reading

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Zoe and the Hermanita (Little Sister)

“Mommy,” Zoe said to me one day when we were grocery shopping, “Does the hermanita have teeth?” She looked at me with very serious eyes as I explained that indeed, she did. “Oh, OK,” she replied. A couple of weeks … Continue reading

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The Measure of Time

Time stretches and shrinks around the pivotal moments of our life. When Sophie was a baby, time was measured every three hours, which was how often she was fed.  After she died, time flowed unmeasured and lost its meaning. Later, … Continue reading

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