We all know about Mother's Day, but did you know that another holiday is celebrated that same weekend? Birthmother's Day is the day before Mother's Day, and in our family we treat it as a special day to celebrate our connection with our children's birthmothers.
In years past, I have sent an update and special card around Birthmother's Day. But last year we were able to start a new tradition. For the first time, Destany and I officially celebrated Birthmother's day with her birthmom, Nichole. We had a fun and meaningful morning together at a local restaurant, treating ourselves to lots of uninterrupted time to catch up, and a special breakfast to celebrate the relationship we have together.
A few days ago, Destany called Nichole to invite her out to breakfast this next Saturday. She was delighted when Nichole said, "Well, of course!" Hopefully Baby Girl will cooperate so we can make some more special memories. :)
Keandre's birthmother lives out of state, and we have only sporadic contact right now, but we have been emailing back and forth this week and I am enjoying the opportunity to put together a special update and new pictures for her as well. As always, we are thankful that no matter the ups and downs we've faced in our relationship with her, she knows without a doubt that she is special to us and we care about her a lot.