Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas, Darlin!

****** Tissue Alert******  Tissue Alert ******  Tissue Alert*****

This morning all J had under the tree was a puzzle and she didn't show a bit of disappointment.  She was much more excited to give me the gifts she'd gotten me and couldn't wait for me to open them.   I'd made the decision last night to give Darlin to J at my parents for several reasons, the main one being I didn't want them to miss the moment.  Plus it's always helpful to have someone recording the moment.

After brunch it was time to open presents and J was super excited over the bike that Papa & Monya gave her.  I had written a card to J and left it on the tree till the very end.  She found the card and sat down on the couch to read it....

Dear J,


  I'm hoping that this year is your best Christmas ever!  I'm so proud of the young lady you're becoming and I'm so blessed to be your mom!


  I have a bit of news for you.  I have found Darlin's forever mom.  YOU!!!!!!!!!  I'm counting on you to be a great mom and I know you will be.  Merry Christmas to you, darling daughter, and to your Darlin daughter.   


I love you bunches!
Mom


She sat there for what seemed like 3 forevers reading my card.  Then she burst into tears.  She was reading what she was afraid it would say rather than what was actually written.  That I had found Darlin's home and it was someone else.  I kept asking her if she had read the whole card and she said yes.  I finally went over to her and had her slooooooowwww down and read it again.

Here is the 30 second highlight: (tissue alert!!!! ---- I cry every time I watch it) You can barely hear it but she's saying, "thank you" over and over while I'm hugging her.

video

Then she burst into tears again but this time they were happy tears.  My kid has always made fun of my happy tears.  Today she had her first happy tears.  :)

I asked her on the way home how it felt to be a forever mom and she said, "there just aren't words to describe how wonderful it is!"  Then she declared it the best Christmas ever!


MERRY CHRISTMAS, Y'ALL!!!!

16 comments:

Quacken said...

Merry Christmas to you, Jordan, and your new "grand-dog"! :)

GB's Mom said...

Thanks for sharing. I swear she looks more like you every day!

Last Mom said...

She does look like you these days, Lisa! Happy Christmas to all of yoU!

Cindy said...

Great job, Lisa. Great, great job!

Annie said...

Oh, Lisa....that was such a sweet Christmas gift for you to share with us!

Dia por Dia said...

Absolutely precious! It is wonderful to see that amazing person continue to emerge thanks to her wonderful mom!

Dia por Dia said...

P.S. You should be getting your PJ picture in the mail soon but I posted some more JUST FOR YOU on my blog. :-)

Essie the Accidental Mommy said...

get yer tissues is right!

martona said...

That's so sweet, I am so happy for you both. Merry Christmas !

Deborah said...

She looks so grown-up here! And wow, she has come a long way! The joy in her face there is wonderful to see.

Ranger said...

Well THAT reduced me to floods of tears! What a beautiful picture by the tree, Happy New Year to all four of you {}

Ranger said...

Well THAT reduced me to floods of tears! What a beautiful picture by the tree, Happy New Year to all four of you {}

Sunday said...

I am in tears and speechless! Healing does happen, thank you Lisa, for giving her the opportunity to learn to trust enough to love…She is amazing! (Just like her Momma!)

Anne said...

So an update on Darlin...? Just sayin... :)

Sarah said...

The tissue I grabbed was NOT enough. You are my hero and I can't wait to hug you!

shesimplymadelemonade said...

I am so excited to keep up with your blog! We are awaiting approval for 3 boys (domestic CPS plder child adoption) and should hear somthing in the next 2 or 3 weeks.
Thank you for sharing your story.

Leah @ She simply made lemonade.