Our birth mom got married last week and we were so happy and excited for her. Her husband is a great guy and truly cares about her. Gabriella got asked to be a flower girl, and while her flower girl debut didn't go as one would have liked, we were just so glad that we could be there to support her birth mom.
Our birth mom does have a name and it's a beautiful name, but for privacy we have agreed to just simply call her "birth mom." Yes it's an open adoption, but we all felt that it would be in the best interest of all parties involved that her name remain special to us.
As we celebrate Gabriella's first birthday, our minds and hearts turn to our birth mom. She is an incredible woman-full of strength, courage and a great love for Gabriella. We will never understand the thoughts and feelings she had while deciding an adoption plan for our sweet baby girl, but we know her decision was made out of love. Love for a beautiful baby girl that would change the lives of so many people. Without our birth mom, Nic and I would not be able to experience the joys of parenthood. Without our birth mom, Nic and I would not have been able to start the new chapters in our lives. Thank you for giving us the greatest gift we could have ever received-one year ago.
We love our birth mom and we are so glad that she gets to be a part of Gabriella's life (and ours) through the years.
We love, love, LOVE you birth mom.