We have had a great weekend together and I really want you to know how incredibly happy I am that you are in my life now in a healthier way then ever before. I am so amazed by how far you have come as a wife, mother, grandmother & friend.
I believe that everyone has to fall really hard before they can get back up. You have risen back up in a way that most never thought that you would be able to and I think I speak for many when I say that we are so proud of you. The person you were in the past has made the person you are today which is creating the person you will be in the future and I have many high hopes for you. I love you.
My adoption has probably been one of the hardest things that I have ever had to deal with in my life. You opening yourself up has really made me understand things more clearly. I want you to know that I understand and have no negative feelings any longer. I have always told you that I love you first because you gave me life, without you I wouldn’t be here, which would mean baby Anthony your grandson wouldn’t and who could ever imagine life without that guy!
I want to thank you for choosing one of the best families for me to be adopted into. It amazes me how open everything has been and how much time I was able to spend with you growing up. I love that we have all just been one big family and I am so thankful for Angela & Al, you made the best choice ever.
Mom do you remember the fishing trip that you took us kids on? I will never forget how sad I was when I found out that we weren’t catching the fish to keep as pets. It’s very strange that I have never forgotten that trip. My first fishing trip ever and I had to let my fish go, just as had I had to let you go after our visit and return to my adoptive parents.
I see so much of myself in you, and so does everyone else. The way we speak, stand, walk and someone once told me that we hold our mouths open the same. I know that’s weird but it’s definitely true.
No matter what you do someone will always have something to say about it. You can do everything in the world for someone and they could hate you days, weeks, months even years later. All that should matter is who you have now, who you are now, and what you’re doing now.
I love you always and forever and I promise I will never leave your side and be there to support you every step of the way. Baby Anthony is so lucky to have a grandmother like you, and you and him have truly bonded lately and its beautiful.
Happy Holidays to everyone and a blessed New Year 🙂
-Alison Duckworth Rodgers