Francie Turns 21

Francie Turns 21

This week, my “Chilean daughter” turned 21. It seems like only yesterday that I walked into her 8th grade classroom for the first time, but that was back in 2009. Francisca would have been 14 then. A quiet teenager, she came to the front of the classroom...
Even Longer

Even Longer

When I was a little girl, I used to visit my grandma. We had a special relationship and I wanted to stay there with her forever and ever, where I felt comfortable, safe, and loved up. After a visit, when my parents came to pick me up, she would stand on her front...

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