The best news this year is the official completion of my third grandchild's adoption. He now has a forever family!
SAM* has been with my son's family for over a year, but as a foster child I was not able to share anything about him.
On July 4th, 2014, he called me Gramma for the first time while watching the fireworks from my backyard. My heart did a happy dance.
Sam will be 8 this month. He is in 2nd grade and does well at school. He likes small cars & always seems to have one or two in his pockets. One of his first visits to my apartment, I showed him where to find all the Matchbox cars. I think it was the first step toward accepting me as his grandma.
He has quite an adult vocabulary and is not shy about sharing his opinions. Over the summer he took swim lessons, fall of 2014 he played soccer and he loves their trampoline. He’s very active and talkative from the moment his eyes open until bedtime.
It has filled my heart to overflowing
watching my son, who I adopted when he was 7 weeks old,
enfolding his adopted son with an abundance of love. The family has adjusted well...good thing because this is FOREVER.
I love Sam’s hugs. At first, he copied whatever his brother and sister did, but in February I received the first spontaneous hug. It felt so special!
I knew I was really becoming his Gramma.
This past summer he gave me a small golden-colored glass heart. saying, "I bought it with my own money, Gramma. And I would only get the gold one for you."
This cherished heart sits on a small mirror in a place of honor.
By the way, Sam and I have a goal: to walk the Loop together. [That is the street they live on. It is one mile around. I haven’t been able to walk it since 2006.] By the time I complete cardiac rehab', I hopefully can do it.
So glad my secret can be shared with you... because my #3 grandchild is very special just like his big brother and sister.
* Name changed for privacy.