By: Amy Wise
She came home, all wrapped in pink, to a house that was filled with love.
Her childhood had many faces and many places, and friends from all around.
She kept old friends and made new friends, and was always ready for more.
There were times when change wasn’t so easy for her, and she gave you lots of grief.
You never stopped loving her, you never stopped believing in her
and even when you wanted to, you never gave up on her.
She finally grew out of it, and became more mature, and thankfully lessons were learned.
She went off to college, and traveled the world, because you gave her wings to fly.
She loved and she lost, you stood by her side, while she picked up the pieces of her life.
She became her own woman, she loved again, this time it was for keeps.
There were smiles all around as she started a family, a new little girl of her own.
Her family grew up, right before her eyes, and then she continued to grow.
She went on, to follow her dreams of making it on her own.
Then her dream was destroyed, and once again, you were there to help her through the storm.
The storm is still raging, but she is not, for a new dream has now been born.
She is stronger than ever, no matter the hurdles, because she knows she’s never alone.
Who was that baby wrapped in a blanket so many years ago?
That baby was me, and all I can say is I’m the luckiest girl in the world.
I write these words deep down from my soul, to my beautiful parents, who gave me so much.
You made me feel special because I was chosen, and you told me I came from your heart.
I thank you for loving me, I thank you for choosing me, I thank you from my core.
I will love you forever, and always be thankful, that I was the one that you chose.
Comments will be approved before showing up.
Originally published on The Seattle Lesbian
By Laura King
Life can get busy. With work, kids, family commitments, friends, chores, and the general chaos of everyday life, it can be near impossible at times to sit down for a cup of tea, let alone squeeze in an hour of exercise regularly. However, all things are possible if you set your mind to them. Those that prioritize their fitness nearly...
With the passage of marriage equality last year, laws have been quickly changing across the United States. LGBT couples with or without children weren’t just given the right of marriage, they were provided new protections and benefits within their families. All of a sudden, LGBT couples and families had to figure out how to file jointly when it came to taxes, how to add...
By Alex Temblador
I recently wrote an article for The Next Family called, “Family-Friendly Films That Feature Adoption and Foster Care,” that shared wonderful family films with adoption or foster care story lines. My reasoning behind doing so was because every family deserves a chance to see similar families like theirs represented in various forms of entertainment.
The same can be said of other...