Tuesday, January 3, 2012

I have been pretty quiet lately on blogging. The last couple of weeks have been really hard on me. Izzy was moving away and I made the best with what time we had left, but her leaving still left me feeling very sad. I had her inside my house for the first time ever a week ago Monday. She brought me a few fish she needed to find a home for and we visited for a little bit and took pictures.

About a week, before she moved, I gave her a Christmas basket for of girly stuff and showed her the scrapbook I have been making for her. I told her I wasn't ready to call it done but I wanted to give her the chance to look at it.

Within about six hours of her leaving, I came down sick with a head cold and I still haven't quite kicked it. It was pretty rough there for a while. Izzy said she was sick too and I honestly believe that we have the same thing.

She started their road trip on Friday and today she got the keys to their new place. Her parents went with them and are helping them get settled in. I couldn't have thought of a better and safer way to send Izzy and her Boyfriend off to far away land.

Tonight, I worked a little bit on her scrapbook because the next time I see her I want it to be ready. She asked me if I was done with it yet and I get the feeling she wanted to take it with her. I did end of leaving it up to her and told her I could just start with a second book but she said to go ahead and finish it. I am glad that I kept it because you never know if anything would come up missing with a move.


Wendy said...

I'm sorry you're not feeling great and that you are missing Izzy so much. It must be very hard on you right now. I think it's so wonderful that you're making a scrapbook for her. I can only imagine how much it means to her. I know if Zoe's birthmom made her something like that we would cherish it so much.

Try to take care of yourself as best you can...I hope you feel better.

Laurel said...

I love the relationship that has developed between you and your girl. It's so mutually filled with love and respect...and I love that it has moved slowly and - really - without much drama (from what you've shared). You've worked so hard, Cristy, to build a strong foundation for you two. It makes me teary...because it's such a blessing for you and her. You really have quite an awesome daughter and she has an awesome first mom.

I just love you to bits. I know you will miss her. (I love that she's documenting it all with pics!)


birthmothertalks said...

Wendy, is there a way that you can suggest for Zoe's birthmom to make a scrapbook for her? Maybe, give her a scrapbook kit as a gift as in hint hint. I am feeling better but not sleeping too well at night. I hope to have the energy to go to the Y and hopefully get things back to normal for me.

Laurel, thanks for your sweet words. It means a lot to me. You are right that there hasn't been much drama if any between us in reunion. Having support thru blogging like yourself and other people have helped me keep a level head during the times when contact was slow. I love seeing her updates about her move too.

Wendy said...

Sorry you're not sleeping that great. I hope that gets better.

I definitely could get a scrapbook kit for her birthmom - maybe she would do one for Zoe. That would be really cool. Thanks for the idea!