I was so lucky enough to get to see her for a little bit after the National FSA Conference! I really was so happy to spend some time with her....let me tell you this.....she is a hoot!! This little girl is hilarious.
At one point she got a little forceful with the waiter wanting to make sure he brought her spaghetti with ketchup. Which is hilarious because I am soooo picky and quite demanding when I go to restaurants. But the best moment of the night is when she looked at me and said, "you are my birthmom."
UH WHAAAA? This was amazing and shocking to hear. I wouldn't have figured that she was already learning and grasping the term. I must give kudos to her amazing family for making it no secret or thing of shame that she is adopted. It makes me feel peaceful knowing that she will know where she came from and that she will know that I love her. She is going to know that I am demanding at restaurants, She is going to know that I love spaghetti (however, i don't generally eat it with ketchup) We are going to be able to share our similarities with each other and laugh about them.
Three years has gone by and she went from this little tiny baby
To this beautiful growing girl!
She is gorgeous! For her birthday my husband and I went to dinner and talked about her. Tomorrow I will think about her lots. Its going to be interesting because we also find out the gender of our baby tomorrow. The day I placed her. I am happy though because now that date will hold TWO special memories.
I am so thankful for the blessings open adoption has brought me and for her family being ever so patient with me and working out our relationship to what it is today. Adoption is beautiful. I wouldn't change a thing about mine. I love it dearly. I love her dearly. I love them dearly. Happy Birthday Josie (yesterday :) ) and I will be thinking of you tomorrow.
Till we meet again.