What do you get your mother as a first birthday present ever?
A photo catchup book.
Redflare helped pick out and arrange the pictures to help catch up on 35 years of lost moments and pictures. A heavy task.
I think the tears of joy show that it was well received. 😉
Finding Mom has truly been magical. It’s as though we always knew each other now.
This was the weekend in July that let her finally meet her grandchildren for the first time.
They’d love to be outside… until they’re actually outside.
I think we’re still missing one or two things that we used during this epic battle. Scissors and a nit pick come to mind.
It’s finally over though, and we emerge victorious.
Next year, we’ll ask Newbie to not hug everyone on the last day of school. We’re pretty sure that’s how we got it in the first place.
Hello little spider. If you were in our house right now, you’d be dead.
Out here in the garden? You’re welcome to stay.
Well, if I’ve finally found Mom, then it’s high time I actually get to see Mom in person.
A date was set, and we finally got to meet.
They’re still based in Iowa, so we met kind of halfway. They drove a bit farther, but part of the adventure was building new memories on their boat at this lake.
It’s hard to summarize the fantastic day except to say it was over too soon.
We closed it out with an ice cream treat in the late afternoon and a fellow DQ customer obliged us by helping get a shot of all of us.
I have two moms now! They both love me very much.
For an adoptee, it’s the most ideal outcome you can ever hope for.
I’ve known I was adopted for a long time.
It didn’t bother me much, I was loved and accepted where I landed. Proud to bear the name given to me and carry that legacy. Content.
The question of where I came from just wasn’t on my mind much.
Except now I know.
She found me through the power of Facebook. This last year had been especially hard because my little brother has a daughter.
At 21, if he had a daughter, the logical conclusion is that she was missing out on lives of grandchildren.
The call went out on FB, and a brave soul, a friend of a cousin, found my post online.
Memorial Day weekend, we were able to share our first phone call ever.
We’ve been chatting ever since. 😀