The sweetest moments came when we were saying goodbye. T was holding him and he snuggled into her body. He kept giving her kisses on her cheeks and then hugging her. This is AMAZING because he very rarely does this, with ANYone. I fully believe that babies store sensory memories of their moms - I know that her smell, voice and the rhythm of her body were all familiar to our sweet boy. And I'm so happy he was able to show her how much he loves her, how important she is. Babies are amazing in their capacity for love, and in their ability to show it to us just when we need them to.
We continue to be blessed with an open relationship with Jackson's birthparents. It is always a dance of boundaries and requires grace and openness on both sides. But, to see Jackson snuggle with his first mom...well, there are no words. I'm just so happy.