Can't believe it's really been almost 3 years since I have been her mom and known this young lady. It has been the wildest of rides I could never have imagined. I wanted to give up so many times but I kept at it because of this sweet little one that calls me mommy.
We met today to take some pictures for Flower's 3rd birthday next month. Took a bunch of Flower and then Sun arrived and took a few with her.
first pictures were taken together Flower walked towards me and said
she needed her mommy. She told me she wanted to go home. I gave her a
good hug and cuddle and she was ready for a couple more pictures making eye contact with me between smiles.
Open adoption can be such a blessing even when it's scary. (we have one easy one and one tough one) Flower will
always know who her mommy is but she is blessed to get to know who cared
for her before she was born. Who did her best to try for her and when
she couldn't she admitted she couldn't and didn't fight adoption. She is
working very hard at earning our trust and getting to know us. She
might have made plenty of bad choices but she is a part of our family to
the end no matter what.
She loves Paddington so we did a little Paddington set.
Flower now has a frame in her room with a big picture with both her mamas. It's perfect.