Monday, April 6, 2009

Reporting




Reporting in to let you know I'm still alive. It was a powerful, moving, inspirational and enlightening weekend. Many gifts were received and I'm still getting more as I process all that occurred. Grateful for my friends.

On the way to the island I received a phone call from Ashley (sitter) who reported that J had a tummy ache. J appeared on the phone and I asked her how she was doing and she burst into tears sobbing, "I miss you so much mommy." Yay me. It was good for my heart. This is the first year that she has really and truly missed me when I have gone on this trip. G stepped up and took her on an excursion every day to help her through it. She was so happy to see me when I got home last night. Almost as happy as I was to see her. We were both laughing through our tears. She had lost a tooth Saturday but thankfully the toothfairy waited on me to pick it up so she awoke to fairy dust in her hair and a buck for her loss.

She had found all but one of her hidden candy/love notes and she found it this morning. I asked her which note she liked the most and she told me it was the one that said, "I miss you so much! Love, Mom".

Last night as I was getting ready for bed, I spied a new object on the chest in the bedroom. Picture above. She had never mentioned a peep. Sweet little stinker had left a nice little suprise for me.
Knee deep in laundry and catch up.

Visit to adoption attorney will be posted on the other blog.

15 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I'm glad you guys are alive and well!

Essie the Accidental Mommy said...

Not getting a picture.
Happy for J to do so well!

Ashley said...

J did great! And what a sweet gift!

Welcome home!

Anne said...

Oh, how sweet! Glad your weekend was great:)

Dinah said...

Yeah for J! And G! And you! :)

Linda B. said...

How sweet! It is so wonderful to hear how you too have bonded. Good work mama! I missed you too!

Jo said...

She cried because she missed you? She feels safe enough to miss you and safe enough to cry? Not angry and acting out, but missing you. Wow and wow! Not many parents will realize how HUGE this is, but I do, and my heart is on fire because of it.

Torina said...

Aw, I am so glad she missed you!

SocialWkr24/7 said...

YAY!! You are back! And YAY for J doing so well! Hope it keeps up! Off to other blog to read more... ;)

Muppet Soul said...

YAY!

That's got to be good to hear, from J.

pam said...

What a heart warming story! The homecoming must of been so sweet.

Alyssa's Mom said...

I am so glad you had a good weekend.

And - even gladder (is that a word?)that J missed you so much!

YOU ARE AN AWESOME MOM!!!!!!!!!!!!

Meg an Aggie in Frisco said...

Whoop! That is great news! I am so happy she acted like a normal kid! J is getting close to her goal! Go J!! Go Mom!!

Kelly said...

Glad you are back and sooooo glad J missed you. Sweet girl!

matryoshka said...

Awesome!!