Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Went shopping for school clothes on Saturday.

I didn't really need to, but felt I should.

I found Converse shoes that were ADORABLE, but pricey.

Found underwear and socks for a good price.

Emma found a shirt and skirt combo that's very nice.

And Josh found his birthmom.

Yeah! Crazy!

Josh's adoption is technically a 'closed' adoption.

That just meant it was a challenge to overcome for me.

I took the few clues I had and googled it - and found her blog a year ago.

So when I was waiting for Mel to check out, and glanced at the next cashier-

I was able to spot Josh's birthmom right off.

My heart skipped many, many beats and then raced off.

I pointed her out to Josh, and asked if he would like to meet her.

Gathering all my courage, I walked over, put my hand on her arm

And said, "Hi, My name is Wendy . . . "

She looked up, looked at Josh and just 'knew' who he was.

She said it was his eyes.

We talked, I cried, Josh memorized, I thanked.

She's still one of the coolest women I've ever met!

I hope we see her sooner than another 14 years.

I love Target!


Shauna said...

*waving hands in front of weeping eyes*

That was lovely. Thank you.

Leslie said...

You have more out of the blue, amazing experiences, than anyone I know. That is so awesome, would love to know Josh's feelings on that experience.

Taffy said...

Thank you AGAIN for sharing!

Island mama said...

Awesome!!! May you be blessed with happy moments and cherished memories.

Piglet de' Erin said...

OH that was so beautiful. Amazing! I loved it. Thank you so much for sharing it.

Peggy said...

Awww! How cool is that?

Melanee said...

Wendy- you have always been an amazing woman in my eyes. I admire your strength and compassion!! Wow!

Jacquie said...

I can not wait to hear all about this! I have been brought to tears all day thinking about how awesome that must have been. I am so proud of you for doing it! What a win win for everyone especially Josh!

Anonymous said...

That was totally awesome! I just wish more adoptive parents were more like you!

Sherry said...

Again....simply, you AMAZE me!

Anonymous said...

I just want to let you know, you are an amazing women. whenever i am having a bad day i can always come to your blog and laugh or cry and it just lifts me up so much! thank you for always blogging your experience!

Jaime said...

That is so crazy!...and awesome. You are so incredible, Wendy.