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I placed my daughter in an open adoption in 2002. I started this blog in 2004 as a place to journal and eventually I became part of a community. The community has moved on, but I have decided to come back.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Perfect Day

Today was perfect.

I flew back to my homestate this week, and drove out to see my daughter this weekend. Yesterday was movie night. First, we picked her up at daycare because she wanted me to meet everyone. Then, we got pizza and had movie night with the family. My daughter has decided that we're sharing the pull-out couch this weekend, so I had a sweet little 8-year old and a pillow pet for company last night.

Today, we spent the day at the pool. My daughter spent a long time diving in the diving pool. She also won some prizes in a few games, and we did a bit of swimming together.

Tonight was really special though. Her parents dropped us off at the amusement park, and we spent the night riding rides, watching shows, playing games, and eating junk food. It was a blast and so special spending the night with her. The only down side was that she was trying to win a Germany shirt at one of the games. She needed three balls in, and got two. We tried two more times, but ran out of time.

She's really curious about where she came from and what I was doing while I was pregnant with her. She's so secure and open about everything. I wish all hopeful adoptive couples could get a taste of how good openness is.

I really wasn't looking forward to this visit. In my previous posts, I had mentioned that visits were no longer fun for me. I was planning to spend four days here and I was worried about being here for so long. But it has been absolutely wonderful. What precious moments we are having.