Today, September 5th, is my adoption day—it’s the day I was received into my family. I have always known I was adopted, and the story was always told to me with lots of love and detail: my mother remembers the dress she was wearing, that I spit up on her shoulder, and how it felt…… Continue reading Making Family from Love
Perhaps nothing best embodies Advent waiting like pregnancy. Obviously, Mary’s pregnancy is the event all Christians are waiting for these weeks–so there’s that–but even more broadly, physical pregnancy is the source of the metaphor of new life, and also points us to new hope and new beginnings. So, it is perhaps somewhat ironically that I…… Continue reading Expectant Waiting, Adoption and a "death-bearing grave of a God"