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There’s no doubt about it – that “murky waters” conversation stayed with me for quite a while. It lurked in the back of my mind, poking me periodically to make sure I didn’t forget about it. I wanted to scream Of course I haven’t forgotten! Those big adoption moments (aka BAMs) tend to simmer while I work out where I landed on the spectrum of I handled that one okay to Wow, I blew that big time.
My English-major-nerdiness really screwed me over that night when the different connotations for ‘mom’ and ‘mother’ messed with my head. T-man’s relationship with Miss C can ebb and flow with the tides, and I’d started thinking of her more along the lines of “birthmother.” This may seem like a small distinction, but it affects how I see her. And that interferes with remembering how T-man sees her.
At any rate, after about a week of mulling over our what’s a mom? conversation I realized I…
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