Instead, I am sitting here today thinking about how happy I am for two of my blog world friends who are having family time together this week.
A first mother friend of mine is spending almost a full week with her son and his parents at her house. They live several states apart and visits are hard to come by as all of the adults work and have to synchronize their schedules to make visits happen. My friend has been posting occasional photos and videos and I find myself going back to her FB page over and over, just to make sure I haven't missed any pictures. My heart is filled with joy for all of them as they get to spend so much time together with the sweet little one year old who means the world to all of them. Big sister included (she is being parented by my friend).
This visit is also the first time the birth father has seen his son since the 30 minutes he had with him at the hospital after his birth. Looking at photos of him holding his son just melts my heart. They also took a picture of the two children holding hands while they are asleep, and I must say it made me cry to see siblings who have been reunited.
Another dear family I have gotten to know (and also love) is celebrating their 6 year old daughter's birthday this week. As part of their annual tradition they have flown her birthmother in so she can be with them for several days. Their adoption is very open and the little girl talks to her birthmother via Sk.ype every week. My favorite quote was said by the daughter as she talked to her little sister (who is also adopted and enjoys an open adoption too). Little Ally must have been aggravated with her sister trying to get some attention, because she looked at her sister and said " "Cristina is MY BIRTHMOTHER Jessie!" To which her mother replied that "family is for everyone". I LOVED IT!
I am so glad these families are getting some special time with each other. It fills my heart with joy.