Was finally able to download some pics from Carol's Facebook page (discovered I had a program installed that was blocking me from posting... disabled it).
Greta contributed a picture of 'Carol with a good friend's father' to Carol's Facebook page with a very touching tribute: "Your wonderful Daddy was always a very good friend to me and Carol, and we enjoyed his company immensely. And we treasure the wisdom he shared with us & the time we spent together. We love and miss him."
Sunday, August 24, 2014
People say that things happen for a reason and I truly believe that. I know a family very well that resides on a navajo Indian reservation in Many farms Arizona. They have a teenage daughter whom I know was expecting a baby this month on the 7 th. This young girl was not only a high school student but she also had a one year old son. My intent was to resign from my job in Louisiana and relocate to Texas. I left Texas to drive to Phoenix Arizona to pick up my little dog Roxie. As I drove I kept thinking about the little guy who would soon enter this world. When I reached my destination... I stayed and visited for a few days...within those few days, I got an apartment, and applied for the Sheriff's department here...I am on my way to becoming one of Arizona's finest...lol as I settled, I received a phone call 3 days before the baby was to be born...I kept talking to my friend Carol and a few other close friends telling myself all the while that this felt right...when the baby came...they sent me pics and of course...I fell in love! He was breeched and 5 lbs 2 ozs...I then arranged to meet them in Flagstaff Arizona. By then he was 5 days old...when they put him in my arms, I knew then that he would be my son...he's perfect, doesnt hardly cry and is very attentive to his surroundings. The parents then arranged expidiciously the signing of their daughter willingly relinquishing all parental rights and making me the sole parent of this beautiful baby boy. That day was yesterday at 12:00 noon Christian Mateo' is officially my son...! As he grows to understand...I will continue to let him know his birth mother and big brother and that god sent him to me to love and nurture him. I never thought I would ever have someone as precious as he is..someday soon will be calling me mommy! So this is the story of how in that short time between June and August I made the biggest decisions in my life and would not change anything...I have a son...!
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Thursday, June 12, 2014
We just returned from our reunion in Durango. It was wonderful to spend time with Carol and her friends from LA, Greta, Karen & Shay. John is enchanted with Carol. She told some stories of her NP experiences and I think he almost peed himself from laughing. Carol and I had a lovely day on the train. Carol may tell it differently. I will let her tell her side. Here are some pictures.