Even though I’ve been a mom now for ten Mother’s Days, this most recent one brought a first as well as a completion.
For the tenth year in a row, Tessa’s first mom called and we wished each other Happy Mother’s Day.
For the third year in a row, Tessa’s first dad texted me Happy Mother’s Day wishes — and an invitation to dinner soon.
For the first time in awhile, Reed’s first mom sent me Mother’s Day greetings along with her appreciation for being a good mom to Reed. She is a woman of few words, so I can’t tell you how much her Facebook message means to me. Of course, I returned the Mother’s Day wishes to her.
And for the very first time on Mother’s Day, I had a text message and then a phone call from Reed’s first dad. We’ve recently established contact, and today I am mailing him a set of photos of Reed through the years. We hope to be in the same state soon so that we can meet.
Our open adoptions are now complete.
And, g*d willing, ongoing.