December 31, 2012

December 21 2012 – hope

Filed under: Uncategorized — by jeannette4175 @ 12:56 am

Last Thursday I worked all day and then came home to make dinner.  It was just a normal day.  Kids were studying for their last final.  I had about 8 baskets of cookies and baked goods to make for clients.  It was a normal day at my house.  I was checking Facebook as I made dinner and I saw a friend asking if anyone lived in a little city about 20 miles from my home.  I responded back that I live close by and what did she need help with.  I knew this friend through our adoption community, so I know the request had something to do with adoption.  I had no idea what I was getting into though.  My friend L sent me a private message.  There was a new mother with a 12 day old baby that placed but decided to revoke consent.  The baby was in my area but the mom lived in a different state about 600 miles away.

The mom and grandma were driving in on Saturday to get the son.  I was asked if I could reach out and get a few things together for this family.  Honestly this Christmas season has been very hard emotionally.  It not only is the first Christmas without my nieces fiance (I considered him my nephew) but I didn’t have my kids together this Christmas.  My oldest daughter wants space from me.  She has made that very clear.  So I give her space an don’t contact her but I do miss her.  Neither of us deserve the loss of adoption that was brought into our lives.  This was the second hardest Christmas season of my life.

After finding out what was needed I put up a status on facebook asking for newborn boy items.  Little did I know the response I would receive from my amazing family and friends.  Within an hour I had responses and I realized what amazing people I had in my life.  I had my whole mind-set change in a few minutes.  I could finally do something.  I might be having a hard time but I could make a huge difference with someone else.  I could help a mom never have to endure the agony that is adoption.  I might not be able to change my 3 generations that are affected by adoption but I could keep one family from this.  I could help to keep siblings together.



  1. I read her blog posts yesterday. Glad you were able to help. Happier New Year Wishes to you.

    Comment by TAO — December 31, 2012 @ 1:46 pm |Reply

  2. How amazing! Now THIS is the true spirit of Christmas ~ how great to be able to be a part of it.

    I’m sorry that your daughter has pulled away ~ I hope she comes back into your life soon.

    Comment by Susie — January 3, 2013 @ 9:34 pm |Reply

  3. I just read this.. I am sorry for what you are going through. You have such a wonderful family and deserve the best. I could never thank you enough for what you have done for us.

    Comment by bringingmybabyhome — January 4, 2013 @ 4:07 am |Reply

    • I am so glad I could do something to help you. I’m thankful that you and your children will never live the loss that my children and I have endured

      Comment by jeannette4175 — January 9, 2013 @ 8:48 pm |Reply

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