We are on Canadian soil. Too tired for words tonight, but wanted you all to know we were safe and sound.
Met a grandmother high on crack this morning. A great grandmother really struggling.
Found out Eric was named after a first cousin shot at age 15 in a gang war. Found out another first cousin was also killed at 15. Now know that several of their male cousins and all uncles are in jail.
It was tough. ESPECIALLY when Great Grandma detailed over and over again to Greg how she had tried to get custody of the boys but "they" (as in the social workers) wouldn't let her.
In her telling of the story, she "forgot" to mention the outstanding warrent she had, and her own previous charges of child abuse that precluded her from being able to take custody of G and E all those years ago. Unfortunately, that meant I had to share those previously unknown to him (but in his file) details with Greg after our visit.
Greg was even thrilled to see Tanner tonight. But not as happy as me. 2 in my arms. 2 more tomorrow. I will update some thoughts tomorrow night.