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This blog is about my personal path as a grandparent obtaining legal guardianship and raising our grandchild. The path has been a struggle, but well worth it. She is our pride & joy!!! Photobucket
This is our grandbaby

 

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She’s growing up so fast!

Our princess is growing up so fast!

We are several months into her first year of school. She’s doing SO well!

We received her first report card of her Kindergarten year. It was AMAZING!

We couldn’t be more proud of our princess!!

The grading system is 1,2, and 3. 1 is for needs improvement, 2 means the
student is meeting the standard for that subject, and a 3 means exceeding
expectations. Out of a possible 84 points, our princess scored 81 points
along with raving comments about all of her knowledge, expectations, and
what a wonderful job she’s been doing.

We had her first parent teacher’s conference. It went so well. Her teacher
had so man nice things to say about our princess. She is very smart, loves
to learn, helps other students, is a very caring, and loving little girl.
She is far exceeding the expectations for Kindergarten. She came into
Kindergarten with skills at a first grade level, if not higher.

Since the last report card, she has really learned how to read, sound out
words, figure out math problems, she learned how to be an author and
illustrator of her own book, and so much more.

We are SO proud of her!! We are truly blessed with this beautiful, loving,
and brilliant little girl!!

We have to be careful when we spell words around the house now, because she
knows how to sound them out. DARN IT! (LOL)

Next post: Coming Soon!

~NANA~

Liar, Liar…….

Before I get this post started, I have to say a big portion of this information was received by
me from SEVERAL people. The information was given to me without solicitation. (no accusations, just
informational)

I received a random phone call stating that the egg donor had been in contact with my son. This
happened 1 day after the restraining order that SHE filed was expired. At first, there was a
Facebook message from her to him. (which I did see) Asking how he was doing.
If you “hated” someone so bad to file a restraining order, why would someone contact them 1 day after it was expired?

Then it led to phone calls. Small chit chat to start, but then several conversations took
place. I not only heard about these calls from my son, but from other individuals as well.

She must have thought she could “hook” and reel him back in. She said she thought it would be
a good idea for them to get together to discuss getting back together. (SERIOUSLY?)

She said that we (my husband and I) never let her see Our Princess, (LIAR!) she calls, (LIAR!)
she emails, (LIAR!) and we will not answer. (LIAR!)

She said that I FORCED her divorce my son, (LIAR!) I forced her to get the restraining order
against him, (LIAR!) She said that she had no clue about our Princess’ guardianship, we
“pulled” one over on her and forced her to do it. (LIAR!)

She said her little boy sits in front of the television all day, he won’t talk, he won’t do
anything, so she put him in daycare so THEY could teach him and deal with him.

She said all kinds of personal things about herself and her current situation, which was really dumb,
because he can use all of it against her.

Then I got another random call from a mutual person stating that one of her family members
had been at the same place that the egg donor was and she was telling everyone there that
we would not let her see our princess, I was nothing but a nasty b*tch, and all other kinds
of lies. (LIAR!)

She even stooped so low as to tell all her lies to a waitress at the local café. (SERIOUSLY?)

There are some people who are pathological liars and she is one of them. If these lies are what she
has to tell her self so she can sleep at night, well, then so be it. We all know the truth!!
(nothing makes me more angry than a pathological liar!!)

She has seen our princess twice in the past 3 1/2 years, and that’s by HER choice. The very last
time I personally had any contact with her was 1 1/2 years ago.
Does that really sound like someone who wants to see her daughter? NOT!!

I don’t think it’s fair that our princess got ripped off in the biological parent department, so
I make sure she has a picture in her room of her birth parents, she knows their names, we talk
about them as well, so she knows we aren’t trying to hide anything from her. I asked her if she
misses the egg donor, her response: “No, not at all, she doesn’t even come to see me, how could I
miss her?” EXACTLY!! She is only 5 years old, and she totally gets it. Obviously, it doesn’t
take a rocket scientist to figure out she is truly just an EGG DONOR!!!

I do have to thank her though for 1 thing, we have the BEST part of her…. our little princess!!
She is a true angel, are blessed to have each other!

First day of school

All summer long, we heard “when is school starting?” we heard it nearly EVERYDAY! She was so
excited, she needed to know the “count down” until the first day of school.

We did our school supply shopping, she was excited to get a bunch of supplies for her
first year of school. Then we went shopping for new clothes, not that she needed any, but
of course she got a bunch. We went on a girls day and tried on all kinds of stuff.
Needless to say, we bought a lot of new clothes and shoes. A girl can never have too
many…. right?

A few days before school started, our school had an open house to come meet the teacher and
check out the class room. Her and I went up to the school, she met her teacher and checked
everything out. Her favorite part of school was she got her very own locker to keep all her
stuff in. She thinks she is a big girl now.

The night before the first day of school, she had trouble sleeping because she was so excited.
Her teacher had given her a bag of stars to put under her pillow to help her sleep. It didn’t
really help, she was too excited about her first day of school.

The first day was finally here, I went to wake up the princess for her very first day of
school ever and I couldn’t get her up. Big shocker… she was too tired to get up because
she wouldn’t go to sleep the night before. I literally had to drag her out. Once she was out,
it got much better. She was so excited to get all ready for her first day. She got all ready,
we packed her lunch, got her backpack all together, and off we went. She was very excited
I was able to take her on her first day. I wouldn’t have missed it for anything!!
We got to the school and walked to the kindergarten lines. We found her teacher and her
line then waited for the morning bell to ring. There were kids everywhere! She did manage to
find some of her 4k and daycare friends. She wasn’t nervous at all. She acted like she
does this everyday.

The bell finally rang, her entire class was all lined up and ready to go in. Of course,
I had tears in my eyes. Our little girl is growing up so fast.

After school was done, we went to pick her up, she was so excited to tell us about her
day. She made lots of new friends. She loved that she got her very own locker to keep her
things in. She talked non-stop for the first hour after being home. She just loves going to
school!!

Next Post: Coming Soon!!

~NANA~

Summer Fun!!

We can’t believe summer is nearly over. We had a great summer.

In May we took our annual trip to Minneapolis for our princess’ check up. We collected 8 boxes
full of toys/books for the children. Our princess was excited when one of the employees asked
to hand out some of the toys to the children in the waiting room. She had a smile from ear to ear
handing out toys to each of the children. She old us we loved the feeling it gave her.

She went in to get her x-ray, after she was done, she got to pick out a toy. I reminded her that the
toys we bring go to other children who get x-rays and lab tests. She thought that was pretty cool.

She was called in to see the doctor. He asked her to run up and down the hall to see what kind of
use she had of her hip, of course she darted down the hall and back, then she asked him if he
wanted her to do it again, of course he said yes, so off she went again. He reviewed her x-rays and
told us he was VERY impressed with her recovery. He said he knew she would never be 100% again, however,
she was as close as anyone would get and much better than he ever anticipated.

He said she is doing so good, she doesn’t have to come back annually, she can wait 2 years for her next
check-up. We are very ecstatic about that.

We celebrated by spending a few days in Minneapolis and shop, celebrate, and spend some family time
together.

In July we had our annual county fair in town. We went twice while the fair was in town. Our princess
had such a blast. We got her the wrist band for unlimited rides. Trust me, we got our monies worth. She
went on SO many rides….over and over again. The 2nd time we went, we met our daughter and her family.
We took both little girls on the rides, they had a blast together!! Ride after Ride! We also had lots of
fun fair food. YUM!

We took a few trips “up north” to spend time with family. Our princess loves to spend time with her
grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. We just love to have quality “family time”.

Our princess had a few weeks of summer school and truly enjoyed it. She learned a lot and got to
spend time with her friends.

We also went up north recently to celebrate my mom’s 70th birthday. We all went out for a nice
dinner. It was very nice to get together with my family to celebrate such a wonderful woman. Our
princess was in all her glory with all the family together. (Happy 70th Birthday Mom!!)

Next Post: “1st Day Of School” Coming Soon!!

~NANA~

4 years already!!

We can hardly believe it’s been 4 years since we were granted permanent/legal
guardianship of our princess by the court!!

We had asked our child psychologist what the best way to let our princess know
what the circumstances are that she lives with us. (age appropriate) We want to be
open and honest with her. I would never want to keep her in the dark, nor do we want
her to know all the details of this situation. We want her to know the truth, but
for her age. Upon advice of our child psychologist, we should basically explain it to
our princess just like an adoption. So from very little on, that is how we handled it
with her.

We checked out a book from the library about adoption. We read it to her. She said
“that’s what happened to me”. So I asked her if she had any questions, she said,
‘so I was carried in ‘the egg donor’s’ belly, but you and daddy are my mom and dad, right?
I said yes, I couldn’t believe at such a young age, she would “get it”. But, I should
have known better, she is SO smart. I said yes. Then she asked why we “picked her”.
Which was kind of hard because we didn’t adopt her like other people adopt children,
but I used the same premise and said, we picked you because we love you SO much and
we wanted to be your mommy and daddy.

I tried to explain to her that we are her grandma & grandpa, she didn’t understand,
so I said it again and explained we were her biological grandparents. She said, “I
know you are my nana & papa, but I want to call you mom & dad because you adopted me,
because you love me and I love you, okay?” Well, who could say no to that? NO ONE!

We never once told her to call us mom & dad, she asked that question years ago. She knew
the other kids had a mom & dad and she wanted to call us mom & dad. Like a dear friend told
me once, every kid just wants someone to call mom & dad, they deserve that much. It’s not
their fault how they came into this world. Each kid deserves a mom & dad.

Just because you give birth, doesn’t mean you are a mom or dad in the true sense of the
word. You don’t have to actually give birth to be a loving parent to a precious child.

We feel truly blessed to have our little princess in our lives!! We wouldn’t want it
any other way!!

LOVE YOU PRINCESS!!

~NANA~

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