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"Stolen Kisses"

Recently, I shared a deeply personal story featured on Raising Mothers. I was honored to share my story with this publication because of the courage so many other mothers displayed by sharing on this site. Ultimately, the goal of any story I share about myself should convey my hope. I believe that there is always room for growth. I believe that there is always a silver lining.

Open Thought Vortex was never intended to be a platform for my story. As it has grown, I have discovered that in order to tell your stories, I have to share my own. You will find many compelling voices on Raising Mothers just as you do here.

From my essay:

We are a work in progress. I don’t want my children to read this thinking they are not loved by their family. I don’t believe that is the case. I share my story because turning away from ignorant remarks got us here. I stayed the course only to be worn down. As a couple we decided that moving forward I would not have to remain silent. My relationship with my in-laws is a work in progress. I am certain that if I can make peace with them they will find a way to make peace with me.”

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