I have MARVELOUS news! I will be picking Angel this Sunday, a week early! I am so happy, I am about to come out of my skin! I will be in the area where her father lives this weekend, and asked him if I could take her home with me in exchange for an extra week in August. He agreed! For those of you who do not know Angel has been with her Father for the summer. It was in our court ruling that he get her for June and July with no visitation for me in between. Many people have asked how a judge could keep a 15 month old away from her Mother for that long. I cannot post what I think the reason is but it doesn’t matter it is what it is.
As for any parent, this time apart from my sweet baby has been very difficult for me. Fortunately, I have and AMAZING support system. I want to thank you all for your concern, prayers, uplifting messages, and words of encouragement. I have cards on my refrigerator from friends that have been praying for us during this time. I have to thank my Mom, sister, and friends for always listening to me when I was sad and felt like I was going to lose it. I especially want to thank my best friend Sophia who did everything short of stand on her head to make me laugh during my darkest hour. I also want to thank Angel’s father for agreeing to let me have her early. I’m not sure I could have stood another week with her absent. Since his agreement the laugh lines around my eyes are so deep no amount of Botox could fix them. (Maybe I should make a call about that ;). I have not stopped smiling and won’t stop.
The hardest part is going to be waiting, but I have been waiting for 41 days so what’s a few more. Luckily I have a busy schedule to keep me occupied. Sunday will be the longest day. I am like a child as Christmas approaches making large red X’s on my calendar counting down the days, and the days just got fewer. I could learn that I have won the lotto and couldn’t be happier than I am about seeing my precious Angel. My next post will be a story of our reunion so please stay tuned!