Dear Sope,

The love of a family that binds can also suffocate. That’s why the families we “make” along the way are often more loving, more forgiving & more compassionate than the ones we’re born into!

May the tribe you create be your life-long family & may it grow with you. Because once you find your heart, your courage & your voice, which it sounds like you did, & it is beautiful! — there is no going backwards! You sound like you have began to discover the glories within, I look forward to reading about your tremendous, adventurous life!

Writer and storyteller, immigrant, wife, mom, knitter, collector of jokes, lover of cheap, sweet wine.

Writer and storyteller, immigrant, wife, mom, knitter, collector of jokes, lover of cheap, sweet wine.