Category: 2017

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quinquaginta

My baby came into the world through an incision. Cesarean. They wanted to try the suction. The forceps. I refused. He wasn’t moving. My baby. Later, the doctor told me it wouldn’t have worked. We made the right choice. His birth. His birthday. Soon it is my own birth day. I don’t know much about the story of my birth. My parents are long … Read More quinquaginta

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8 Years Ago Today I Became an American Citizen

It is the coldest day of winter so far. Well below zero. We are up before sunrise and loading the baby in the car because today is the day I become an American citizen. I have lived in this country since I was 11 but as I was brought here and did not come by choice, my decision was a long time in coming. … Read More 8 Years Ago Today I Became an American Citizen

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2017: A Year in Preview, On Looking Back and Moving Forward

Last year when I wrote my preview post, I was in a much different place in my life than I am now. I was in the thick of breaking myself down to the core. Now, that core has been reinforced and all that I am radiates from it and becomes again. This new me. 2016 was the year of me understanding my capabilities. It … Read More 2017: A Year in Preview, On Looking Back and Moving Forward

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