Pushing up the Sky
A mixed blood Native American, Terra Trevor and her white husband had one child before choosing to complete their family through adoption. They adopted from South Korea twice: an infant with medical needs, and an older child. There are two stories in Terra Trevor’s personal account. The first is about her oldest daughter experiencing difficulty adjusting to adoption and becoming the oldest child. The second story is about her son, also adopted from Korea, diagnosed with a brain tumor, and how this family, or any family, must endure crises and tragedy and still find a way to go on. This is a story of compromises and insights, profound joy, deep suffering, and terrific rewards. Parenting birth and adopted children, is one theme of this book. Most of all, it is a story on the meaning of family, and learning to let go of expectations and to forge a new identity.
The title ‘Pushing up the Sky,’ is from a Native American story about the power of people working together for a common good, this is the theme in Terra Trevor's memoir.
Hardcover: 230 pages
Publisher: KAAN; 1st edition (July 29, 2006)
Books are also available directly from the author
By Terra Trevor