Friday, March 28, 2014


"Congratulations on your daughter!"
congratulate (v.)
  • give (someone) one's good wishes when something special has happened to them
  • feel pride or satisfaction (congratulate oneself)
Someone wrote me a note that included both sympathy and congratulations after I shared Alaska's story. At first I was taken aback by the congratulations, but I realized that this person was exactly right. I am proud of my daughter. She brings us love and joy. Her addition to our family is special, a blessing.

I am sad, broken, and scarred. I celebrate anyway.