Saturday, September 08, 2007

Big Day Tomorrow

Tomorrow is Girlie's birthday!!! Since she really hasn't been with us long, we're not doing anything major, just my friend J and her foster daughter will come over in the evening for cake and ice cream. I found some cute Barbie princess cups, napkins, and plates on sale. My parents sent presents and we'll have some for her as well.

Yesterday her cw called and said that it was completely up to me, but Girlie's bio mom had called asking if she could meet us at McDonald's on Sunday for her birthday? I asked her what she thought. With Braeden I was told to never meet them, and I'm glad I didn't. They would have thrown a fit over the fact I'm white, and we ended up at one point having to get a court order of protection due to things said in court by his bio father. Girlie's cw said she thinks it will be fine. She said that mom has been raving over how happy she seems, how much weight she has put on, etc. She told mom that she is to bring no one else and that we wouldn't be sharing last names, etc. I think it could be good. Since Girlie was taken from aunt's, mom has "shaped up to try." She was fine to know she was with a relative, even though mom and she don't speak or see each other at all. I'm hoping she'll see that she is in a good home, well cared for, and maybe she'll even have the "sense" to not "draw it out" and will reliquinsh rights willingly??? One can hope anyway.

I am nervous, but I think God has provided this opportunity and I'm going to utilize it for all it's worth. Worse case, she hates me and we're really not any worse off, but at least Girlie sees us together and hopefully that will help her sense of self.


KrazyMom said...

Praying tomorrow goes well for you. It is hard to know what to do I am sure. At least girlie will see that you are making an effort to keep communication open. You are right, mom could very well see how co-operative you are and how happy girlie is and decide to leave things as they are! Best wishes!

Emily said...

We will think of you tomorrow...I know it was hard for me the first time (only time) I've met McGiggle's mom....good luck! We'll be saying a prayer for you!

Julie said...

OH MY! How did it go?? :)

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