Yesterday I got a comment on the Easter post where someone asked the question I have been figuring several of you have been thinking for weeks now. Where is Sweet Nora? I talked with Boo last night and said it was okay for me to share the answer with you all.
Sometimes things are so utterly heartbreaking that they are impossible to talk about. For the last several weeks our family has been dealing with one of those heart breaks. Our sweet Nora is no longer with us. She has gone home to be with her birth mother.
She was with us, completely a part of our family, for ten weeks. And the hurt that comes with this loss is not something I will talk about much on here after today.
Not because it isn't worth talking about, but really because it is too personal. Too raw, and completely my sister's story.
We do know that this is the birth mother's right to take her home. She has her reasons which are personal and very complicated. But this loss, oh how it hurts our hearts.
It is hard to believe that things will ever feel okay. But they will. She will be loved by her birth mother. By her mother. And my sister will survive this. We all will. Somehow.
But for today, for these last several weeks, for the next few months, we feel crushed by this loss.
She will be loved, she will be safe. But oh how she was loved here. How she still is.
How she always, always will be.
My sister will not be pursuing another adoption. She is done and is very thankful for Cici. Thank you all for your support and love of our family.