The Journaling the Adoption ABC’s class is officially over. I enjoyed the class and the writing prompts immensely. It helped me to get back to writing regularly, it helped me focus on our adoption journey and future plans and it made me think about some things from a different perspective. Thanks for following along with me as I took this journey. We are officially out of ABC’s to write about, but I am going to try to keep up with this blog and stay connected to it. Starting with this post.
Over the weekend we were supposed to meet M’s birth mom and grandma for a visit. We had planned a visit to the zoo to see all the holiday decorations, light show, ice sculptures, etc. I’ve never been to the zoo during the winter and the weather was supposed to be nice (well, nice for the end of November) so I was excited about it. Plus, I was excited to spend some time with some of M’s birth family and catch up on how they’re doing.
Friday night I sent her birth mom a text to confirm the time and location for Saturday and she responded that she didn’t know if she could make it. She’s home for a quick break from school and apparently had a lot going on and was feeling overwhelmed. She apologized and asked if we could reschedule for her winter break. I get it, and I understand, but I was disappointed. I’m glad M is too little to understand and know the difference because if she were older and this happened I think she’d be disappointed, too.
I hope when she’s home for winter break she’ll have more time and we’ll be able to get together. It’s so important for me to keep in touch with M’s birth family and for her to know them, so I really want to make an effort to keep these visits going as long as everyone is comfortable with it. I hope next month works out better with everyone’s schedules and we are able to spend some time together.