The Road to Reunification

Squish is definitely on track to go home, and soon-ish, but we are still waiting to find out if it will be in the next couple of weeks or the next couple of months. It all hinges on a few things, but mostly on babymama’s search for an apartment. We are currently waiting to hear back from a very promising lead and have all appendages crossed in the hopes that she is able to get the apartment and move in by the end of the month. Then we hope that the judge doesn’t change her mind (again) and give mama a new list of things to accomplish before squish gets to go home (again).

I’ve mentioned previously that squish’s mom and I have a good relationship, but I haven’t expressed how close we’ve become recently. Mom comes over a couple of night a week as part of her visitation schedule and helps out with bath and bedtime. We often spend a lot of this time chatting, sharing stories, talking about squish’s amazing development, and really getting to know each other. She is a wonderfully responsive and attentive mom, and I love seeing her grow as a parent. The other night she told me that the only way she was keeping it together everyday was knowing that squish was so well loved and well taken care of by us. I can’t imagine how heartbreaking this process must be for her, especially with all of the uncertainty and changing timelines, and yet she is working so hard and staying so strong for her baby. While I’m going to miss the little guy when he goes home, I feel so fortunate to be able to help such a sweet little family in a really crappy situation.

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