My experience was unlike any I thought it would be. I admit I must have "judged" them and their reactions based on what I knew of his birth mom. I couldn't have been farther from the truth, and learned another very valuable lesson on what is and what you may think something is. God likes to teach me things like that I think!
His Great Grandma was so welcoming and kind to me. She thanked me many times for "taking him in" and I was humbled.
Liam's Aunt and Grandma were no different. So nice and welcoming. They raved about how great he looked and what a wonderful job I was doing with him. They too thanked me and talked to me about how glad they are that he is with me. HUMBLING.
I count them as extended family. And I hope, now that I have met them and somewhat know them, to continue our relationship through letters and maybe more. I am glad Liam has this positive extension of his family tree. And I am once again humbled that God would allow me to parent such an amazing little soul.
Wow Lisa! That was so awesome of you to share with us. I am so happy that Liam has extended family and that you can be open with them.
Two of my daughters have a really open relationship with their birthmom and the other two do not. It is hard sometimes on the the ones that do not, because they are still too young to understand the intricacies of what is appropriate and what is not.
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• 50 million orphans in Africa
• Every 14 seconds a child is orphaned by AIDS
• 16,000,000 have been orphaned by AIDS
• Every week, AIDS claims as many lives as American fatalities in the Vietnam War
• 854 million people do not have enough to eat
• Malnutrition is associated with the deaths of 5 million children under the age of five
• Every 2 seconds an orphan dies from malnutrition
Hence the title of my blog
Little did I know that the road would be so rocky
Little did I know that the trip would take so long
Little did I know that my heart could hurt so much
Little did I know that God is never wrong
Little did I know that love could be so powerful
Little did I know that a dream so far could go
Little did I know that God would place the right ones
Little did I know that my heart, so large, could grow
Little did I know that a dream has it’s own timing
Little did I know that this day would finally come
Little did I know that four souls would be sent to guide me
Little did I know that they would choose to call me mom
But God knew all along and He had a plan to follow
God knew all along that my dream would soon come true
God knew all along that we five should be together
God knew all along that I’d share it all with you