We met up with Hilary at Cafe Rio for lunch, took some photos together, then headed to the MTC for the 12:55 drop-off.
We had all been very composed until that point but when we "handed" Sam over to his escort the tears really started to flow. I suddenly felt like he had been on loan to me for a few short years and now I was turning him back over to his original owner. A good friend of mine describes this MTC day as a "miserable joy". So true ... What a privilege it is to be a mother!