Tomorrow is a day I'm pretty excited about. Though I have to say I'm not really holding my breath that it will happen until it does.
Ever have moments like that?
We have a somewhat open relationship with Liam's birth mom. We share letters and pictures through a post office box and set up visits when she asks. I've always let her lead. I knew that if possible I wanted to keep that connection there for him. It's gone so much better than I ever could have planned.
The first year we heard from her often and set visits every two to three months. Since then it's become more sporadic, and there have been two years where we didn't hear from her, then we would get a letter and would set a visit and go on again. Last week was one of those. We hadn't seen her in quite a while, but set a visit and it went well. At the visit she said her mom, and her other son (Liam's brother) who is 8 were going to be coming up in July or August and she wanted us to visit with them if possible. I said I was all for it and she proceeded to call for Liam to talk to "Grandma" - I always have to explain to him it's not the Grandma he knows because that's who he thinks it is.
Grandma has custody of Liam's brother and they live in a state far south. Liam has only ever met her once that I know of during a visit when very young and I've never met either of them.
After she was on the phone a bit it turns out Grandma is coming up next week (this week) and wanted to meet on the 17th. I explained we were still in school, thinking surely they'd want to plan something at a park, etc and spend some TIME. She put me on the phone with her and Grandma said she'd be in town this week and wanted to meet the 17th. I reiterated we were still in school and if so could only meet for an hour, and she was gung ho.
So tomorrow it is. Since bio mom doesn't have my phone number, I'm really hoping they do show since she told Liam they'd be there. I'm anxious to meet them myself and know Liam is very excited to meet his "other brother." :)
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