Hi there! I’m Leslie. My titles include “Mama” to two beautiful girls adopted from China (one here on earth and one in heaven) and “Wife” to one creative guy. Life has led me on a journey to grow in my understanding of the importance of love and how in the pursuit of love, if I am not willing to “grasp the thorn” or endure the pain and grief that may accompany fierce love, then I should “never crave the rose.” I am wading through the waters of hope and grief, love and loss, and light and dark. I believe in the end love wins.