A week or two ago, Zoe’s birth grandma asked me if they could come for a visit. We were really excited to hear from her and said that we would love to see them. Zoe’s birth grandma, grandpa, and one of her uncles came over. It was so great to see them. Zoe was literally jumping up and down and squealing when I told her they had just pulled up in front of the house.
We visited, shared what has been going on in our lives, and gave them an early Christmas gift.
Zoe had worked on a handmade ornament with me, and we had put a picture of her in another ornament for them to hang on their tree. We also had Christmas pictures taken, so we included one of those and a couple other handmade projects. They brought Zoe a gift that she almost didn’t take off for bed – a Snow White costume and tiara. They also brought her a Snow White tea set that her birth grandpa picked out and a cookie-making kit for all of us. Zoe had a great time playing with her uncle. It was so cute to watch them.
After visiting at our house, we went out to lunch (and yes, Zoe wore her costume to the restaurant!) and spent some more time catching up. I am so grateful to be able to spend the time with them, and so happy that they can see how much Zoe is growing up. I wish her birth mom had been able to be here, too, with all of us. She is still out of state for school. We miss her so much.
Having an open adoption has been such a great thing for our family. We are so glad that they are a part of our lives and that we are a part of theirs.