Monday, April 29, 2013

Spring in Minnesota

Spring has finally sprung here in Minnesota. Mother's Day is just around the corner. Each year the Adoption Agency that I place my children through invites me to a dinner to celebrate and honor Birthmothers. This is a wonderful place to meet with and have conversations with other women that have placed a child for adoption. Every year I bring along my mom. Many of the women do the same, some bring a spouse or a friend, some bring the adoptive mother. This event also provides my mom time to talk with other birth grandma's, someone that really understands. For many birth grandma's these children that were placed for adoption would be there first grand child, this can be very difficult... our mothers know what it is to be a mom and for some of them, they can not imagine placing their own child into the arms of another. Grandmothers are often very affected by their grandchildren no longer being "their" grandchildren, this dinner provides a great outlet for birthgrandmas to meet and chat. Along those lines my mother used to run a support group for birth grandmothers and all other family members effected by the adoption process, if you find yourself in that position she or I would be happy to meet with you. The group she led did not have much demand but we are always happy to meet one on one. I'm looking forward to Mother's Day! What a blessing it is for me to be a birth mother, as well as a parenting mother. All of my children bring great joy to my heart, a day and time set apart to celebrate Mothers of all kinds is wonderful. If you are a mother and you are reading this. Please take a moment to honor yourself, you made the choice of life for your child, you have made many sacrifices along the way if you are parenting or have placed your child for adoption. God Bless all you mothers, it is hard work and thank you for doing it.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The Well Life Group is starting up again.

It has been heavy on my heart to start meeting again as the life group THE WELL The next meeting will be April 22nd at the Brooklyn Center Library in the Creekside room 6:30-8:30. Currently we do not have childcare available. Please let me know if you plan to attend. 763-232-0487 or The Well is a life group for Birthmothers with any life story. We want to join with you on your adoption journey as well as recognize that your story does not end on the day you placed your child, this is only the beginning of your journey. Please check back for the next meeting. I am hoping to hear from you about when is a good time to meet and location. So I will post the next meeting here when location and time is determined. We have also started a Facebook page so please take a moment to check it out and line or join if you feel comfortable doing so.

2012 Summer Hangout

It has been a long while. I couldn't figure out how to use the new Blogger then I forgot my password. So finally here I am. The last hang out with my boys was last summer. My daughter and I met the boys and their parents at a waterpark. It was so much fun. After we played my daughter sweet talked their dad into going to dinner with us. NO one wanted the day to end. Before we left one of the boys gave us hugs and said, "see you tomorrow" we laughed and secretly wished it was true. It was a super fun day! We are looking forward to seeing them again this summer.