Sherri Gragg

Juggler of words and children…collector of pottery shards

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Hello Friend,

Sometimes, God interrupts our narrative.  There are moments when He reveals Himself in eye-popping, astonishing ways but more often, He makes Himself known in the quiet, tender, hopeful moments of our lives.

These are the stories that Everyday Miracle is now sharing on every continent. 

Do you want to share your everyday miracle with the world?  Tell me your story and together we will shine a little bit of light into the darkness.me n c at beach

Blessings,

Sherri Gragg

sherri@sherrigragg.com

6 comments on “Contact Me

  1. Char
    August 27, 2009

    Hi Sherry,
    Just wanted to comment and say excellent job on the cornrows! Can I ask if learned by trial and error or watched a video or what? I am Creole with straight, fine hair, and my daughter is mixed with Puerto Rican so she got a combination of fine, yet kinky curly hair. I have to pay so much to get cornrows done, but have not yet been able to make them look decent by braiding myself. Plus I want her hair to grow. Any advice? Also, you are a wonderful writer and sounds like God has blessed you with a great family as well. Take care.

  2. RMM
    February 1, 2010

    I just read “More than Just Hair: Adopting from Haiti meant learning to love my child through her hair” from 11/1/2006, on RainbowKids. I was glad that you had the girls’ hair inspected by Haitian women and I liked that you correctly called it “African” not “African American” hair (although it’s fine to just call it Black hair; we don’t mind).

    As a Haitian woman, I am always worried about the adoption of our children from outsiders (Black or White). My biggest concern is that they will be raised without their specifically Caribbean culture: Americans too often conflate their Black culture with ours and–although there are some superficial similarities–they are NOT the same. Our culture is Francophone, hence our names, language, music, poetry, & literature, but Americans often dismiss the importance of this, and force assimilation into their Anglophone world, losing our cultural selves in the process. I absolutely hate when I see a Haitian child dressed like a ghetto kid or pushed toward basketball & rap, because that’s what U.S. society calls Black: it is not considered ‘Black’ culture by the majority of Black people who inhabit this planet; it’s decidedly American (and we greatly outnumber African-Americans, as well as have a longer history). It’s actually just another example of the arrogance of a country that imposes its ideas of what a Black person should be on older, more established Black cultures (for example, even when I see so-called Haitian Creole in written form, an Anglophone spelling–with Ks & Ws, which are very rarely found in French–is used). Please, please, please, make sure that you surround your daughters with Haitian people (& other Caribbeans, not just American Blacks), take them to Haitian (or Dominican–they’re our neighbors) restaurants for delicious home-style meals, and teach them French, so they can read works of Haitian authors (we have many historians, novelists, & poets), and thus maintain meaningful ties to the land that produced them in the first place.

    P. S. I strongly recommend books about the Haitian experience, such as “Seth and Samona” by Joanne Hyppolite (“Running The Road To ABC” by Denizé Lauture & “Tap-Tap” by Karen Lynn Williams are okay too).

  3. Melody
    March 11, 2010

    I just wanted to say that your blog is definitely inspiring. More than embodying a relevant and connected depiction of honest cultural awareness, through your words and pictures that you love your children deeply- whether they were adopted or not. Thank you for going against the grain of popular culture and showing the world what it is like to be a informed and intentional mother.

    -Melody

  4. Kimberly Jeltema
    May 2, 2010

    Hi Sherry,
    I find myself feeling like I stumbled into a goldmine! Thank you so much for all of the amazing information specific to hair care. We are waiting for our two children to come home from Haiti, Ruthfaelle and Mackenson – age 6 and 4 – sister and brother. I have been so anxious about Ruthfaelle’s hair and how to take care of it. She is beautiful and I understand the importance of taking care of her hair, what that means…
    I’m excited and encouraged..I have taken many notes and will be using your information and pictures often I’m sure :)
    I have seen your blog in the past thru Troy and Tara’s blog, we have spent time in Haiti with them with mission teams and keep up with their lives along with the rest of the world :)
    Thank you again for this site, you are a blessing!
    Kimberly

  5. Jayleigh
    November 26, 2010

    Sherri, I read your recent article in Adoptive Families and remembered reading it here a long time ago. I was thankful to see it again and appreciate all you’ve gone through to get your family. We now have two foster daughters who will hopefully become permanent additions to our family in the next few months. A long time coming, but so worth it.

  6. Feit Can Write
    December 24, 2011

    I just got done reading “Sole Purpose” from the March/April 2011 AF magazine. I wanted to let you know that piece touched me deeply and put a much-needed smile on my face.

    It sounds like you have some amazing kiddos, and I will be following you ASAP.

    All the best this holiday season!

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