Wednesday, May 16, 2012
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." :)


Barb said...

Thinking about you today and hope it all goes well!

christine said...

I am not sure how I originally stumbled accross your blog but I have been reading it a while now. I just wanted to say I think you have the most beautiful soul. Your children are blessed to have you.

Post a Comment

Let's Connect!

Search This Blog


About Me

I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

Olivia - 14

Olivia - 14

Braeden - 11

Braeden - 11

Liam - 9

Liam - 9

Macy - 5

Macy - 5

Check out my Teachers Pay Teachers store!

Blog Archive

What you should know about HIV

-HIV can NOT be spread through casual/household contact. HIV is not spread through hugging, kissing, shaking hands, sharing toys, sneezing, coughing, sharing food, sharing drinks, bathing, swimming or any other casual way. It has been proven that HIV and AIDS can only be spread through sexual contact, birth, breastfeeding and blood to blood contact (such as sharing needles). - HIV is now considered a chronic but manageable disease. With treatment, people who are HIV+ can live indefinitely without developing AIDS and can live long and full lives. - People who are HIV+ deserve to be treated with love, respect, support and acceptance as all people do. Additional information on transmission of HIV can be found on the Center for Disease Control website:

Other Awesome Blogs

Orphan Crisis

• 147 million orphans in the world
• 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

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