Even though the kids went back to Arizona two years ago, I find birthdays and holidays still difficult. Their mom decided that she doesn’t want us to have contact with them. I understand why, in her mind, it’s better for us to not be communicating with the kids, but of course I don’t agree.
Until this past July I was able to send packages and cards to them, but the last one came back as undeliverable. The reason from UPS was that they couldn’t find a forwarding address. Clearly, their mom is making every effort to make sure we cannot reach the kids in any way at all. I know it sounds sad and, it is. I imagine it is sad and confusing for the kids, too.
Today is Izadora’s fourteenth birthday. We miss her and love her very much, and find comfort that we have pictures and memories of her time with us. Hopefully, she is remembering her time here as happy, too.
Happy Birthday, Izzy!