Friday, May 18, 2012


An amazing visit! We arrived at our designated location to find that not only were Liam's bio brother and Grandma there, but so were his Great Grandma, Aunt, and two cousins. I was nervous to say the least! But I needn't have been. At. All. Liam and his brother were inseparable. And when Liam stopped playing a bit to eat (not sure if they had already eaten or were planning dinner somewhere else), his brother was very upset and they let him get the exact same meal as Liam which put him right back into a good mood.

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.


Janet said...

Glad to hear about this experience! I am a Birth Mother. My daughter I placed for adoption is 23 now,The adoption was inner-family and open. I do have an older daughter who I parented and now have 3 Grand Children. Thanks for sharing! Janet

maureen said...

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.

Yea for you guys!

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