Fears were faced and quelled. In the end, quieted by her childhood blanket discretely hidden beneath the couch throw. My sweet ten-year-old Isabella, who was a decade in being delivered to us through the grace of a woman who knew she wasn't cut out to be a mom, but that there was nothing my husband and I wanted more. The making of this conversation will forever be etched in my heart.
Thanks, #HuffingtonPost and #TalktoMe for the opportunity to create these moments that mattered.