There was a bit of news today regarding Jo Jo’s birth mom, and while I am not going to talk about the details, I will say that it was good news for me, and it also turns out that I have an opportunity to not only send her a photo of the baby, but to write her a letter.
A letter! I thought I might never get the chance to tell her how much I love this baby and how grateful I am that she is here in this world every second of every day. Now I have the chance and you can bet that I will be writing draft after draft in an effort to make it perfect. Should I mention the loss of my own baby? Should I not? How obvious should I be about wanting to keep her forever? I plan to be pretty straightforward about my intention to adopt her, and give her a loving home with lots of opportunities forever and ever.
Mostly I just want to tell this woman, who is a stranger and yet not at all a stranger, that I am so thankful for her, her life, and her existence. That I think of her every day, and wish her all of the happiness that I have been so lucky to have as a result of this life she brought into the world.
My caseworker will pick up the letter and photo of my choice at the next home visit!