The Cardinal Club
Coming December 1, 2019 from Adelaide Books
Sample Chapter: The Cardinal Club
A Daughter’s Journey To Acceptance
Although I’ve spent more than thirty years helping families face the stories they could not face, I could not face my own.
It was the fall of 1991. I was a young social worker, married for five years and pregnant with my first child. While I tried to appear calm, my stomach was doing flip-flops, the way it so often did when I was about to speak my truth. I tugged at the blue cotton sundress that stretched across my growing stomach and tightened my grip around the scroll of butcher paper that lay in my lap. Was I ready to share my story?