Early summer brought two trips: the first to the place where I first met my late friend, Jeni, and the second in my own hometown.
Atlanta for Work
My new position with Family to Family Support Network™ took my colleagues and me to Atlanta for AWHONN’s annual convention of nurses (Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nurses). We presented a workshop on our Unique Families Program™ and held a board meeting/planning session.
I am thrilled to join this team of passionate and super savvy women in training healthcare professionals to empower moms at such a crucial and significant time in their lives.
We didn’t make it to either Coca-Cola or to CNN. Or even to the Original Chick Fil-A. But living in the memory of Jeni, I did miss her even more than usual.
For more on our our exciting growth, check out Family to Family Support Network’s Summer Newsletter.
Denver for Family
Every year my parents and I, my sisters, our husbands and our children (4 of 7 of them now legal adults) get together somewhere. This year we opted for a staycation (for most of us) in downtown Denver.
You can always get to know your own city better. We walked around as tourists, depended on public transportation, ate many yummy meals together (and unlike in previous years, meals that no one had to plan for, shop for, prepare, or clean up after), and visited the Downtown Aquarium. Cousins reconnected and sisters delighted in it all as grandparents celebrated 60 years of marriage.
And yes, my teens have let me know that selfies are SO 2017, and that this entire post is an abomination.
Lori Holden, mom of a teen son and a teen daughter, writes from Denver. Her book, The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption: Helping Your Child Grow Up Whole, is available through your favorite online bookseller and makes a thoughtful anytime gift for the adoptive families in your life. Catch episodes of Adoption: The Long View wherever you get your podcasts.
Lori was honored as an Angel in Adoption® in 2018 by the Congressional Coalition of Adoption Institute.