HOTTIE: Oh my gosh, the baby in that picture with you is the cutest little boy I have ever seen. Who is he?
JOHN: That's my son.
HOTTIE: You have a son? Where is he?
JOHN: Well, after my divorce, he uh, doesn't live with me any more.
HOTTIE: You're divorced? Do you ever get to see him?
JOHN: Well actually (insert whole story here)
Then the doorstep scene ends up being some awkward hug where I get a couple of pats on the back which communicates to me "You're a nice guy and all, but I can do better than a 30 year old divorcee with mediocre looks and some serious baggage." To which I respond by walking away and never calling her again.
Man, where is this post going?... Anyway, whether appropriate or not I just like to call him my son. His Birthday was today. Many of you who read this blog were with me when everything went down nearly a year and a half ago. My new friends have also heard "the whole story" in some variation of the above example. Though I am still not to a point where I think that everything that happened was the best case scenario, all things considered, I feel very good about where everything is at right now... all things considered. I could elaborate on all the things I'm considering when I say "all things considered", but I type way to slow for that. What I'm trying to say, is that things are as good as the possibly could be.
Since giving Roe to his new family, they have been very good about sending pictures and updates to me. I'm glad to report that he looks happy and healthy. During the adoption, as I would tell you, my friends about the many events leading up to his birth, more than once you would say, "you should write that down." I did, and have posted it to this blog. It is a series I call, "The Adoption Chronicles" I have posted each entry under the date it was written, it all happened starting in March of 2006. There are over 30 entry's... Most of my writing tends to lean towards the humorous, and if that's why you read, well, you may find these a little boring. So this may not be for the random blog stalker or someone who only scans my blog on occasion, though you're welcome to it. The commitment is big enough that I suggest you don't even start unless you're really interested or really bored. In any case it has now been posted... There are about 10 more entries after his birth that I have yet to post, it takes time though, I will try to have them up in the next couple of week's.
Happy Birthday to Roe (now named Hawken) and thank you friends and family, for all your support over the past months.