The anthology, Saying Goodbye, was released today. An essay of mine called “Holding Him Softly is in it.” It’s about saying goodbye to my son. I handed him over to the adoption agency when he was was just a few days old. I was 17.
The book is a satisfying mix of essays that are sad and funny. It would be a great gift for someone who is moving, retiring, graduating, grieving–saying goodbye to people, places, or things.
If you like to read a bit more of the story about my son and me, there’s this. Birth Mother is a novella-length memoir meant to be read in an one sitting or over a couple of days.