A Birth Mom’s Updates
Well, they are just very important! It’s kinda like receiving your monthly paycheck, because if you didn’t get it … it would be hard to survive. I wouldn’t know though, I guess, because I’ve never received a monthly paycheck for a consistent amount of time!
So, I get the updates of my daughter sent to my parent’s house, because I seem to be moving every year or so and don’t want them to get lost. But my dad has replaced our mailbox with a fortress of iron or metal or something … it’s big, brown, ugly, and embedded deep in the ground like the mailbox drops at the post office. We had our brick one vandalized so many times, and eventually we traded looks for convenience. This one isn’t going anywhere!
I was getting worried because no update had come yet. Then yesterday I got a call from my dad, saying he had it (and had already opened it too … lol!) It turns out it had been stuck in the mailbox since Jan 15! She can walk now and she loves to explore and “talk!” They said her laugh is contagious for everyone! I have three favorite parts of the letter too … ( I won’t share any personal info though, so it may not make seem that important. It is to me though!)
1. They went on vacation to the same place we did this year and they were arriving as we were leaving. I am pretty sure we must have used the same airport too. What are the chances of that! God likes to keep us close I think …
2. I’ll just say my favorite red cowgirls boots may come in handy for her some day!
3. My family kids me because most of the time, if they ask me if I want to do something, I say … Sorry, “I’m too busy.” It may look to others like I haven’t a thing important to do, but I find a way to always stay “busy” even if it is just organizing my sock drawer or something. It’s always very important that it be done right then too. So, in the letter there is one sentence that simply says … “she is always very busy!” I loved that so much…there is important stuff to be doing!
And of course, she is beautiful! So glad I finally got some pictures … I couldn’t have made it much longer without. I know she is safe and happy and protected always, but it sure helps to be reminded with pictures! I will start checking the mail from now on …