As I mentioned in Opening Opportunities, a random conversation at lunch set in motion a huge series of events. While I was feeling at peace with the decision, it was still a big decision.
I did track down Mr. T’s father. He did acknowledge me and told me he would call last weekend.
He never called.
Tuesday night I took a deep breath and told Mr. T.
ME: So, I found your dad.
ME: It was on a professional networking site, I messaged him and gave him my email and cell phone. He did text me back that he would call over the weekend.
T: (hopeful look on his face)
ME: He didn’t call. I’m so sorry. I wanted to just tell him about the random conversation at lunch the other day, and the fact that when I mentioned it to you that you were amicable to talking to him. I was going to get his permission to give you his number and then you could contact him when you were ready. I’m so sorry, but he didn’t call – I guess that is a sign that he’s not ready.
T: That’s okay mom, I’m glad that we tried.
ME: I’m so sorry. But at least we’ve given him the opportunity – like all of the others – maybe one day he’ll be ready.
T: Mom, really, it’s okay, you don’t have to keep apologizing.
What a blessing I have in my son! He’s a great kid and my heart breaks on his behalf. Of course, I’m probably more worried and upset than he is! Now, because I love him so much, you get to be treated to a few pictures of him!