Our birthday visit with Rose and her relative (whom I've previously referred to on this blog as "Tia"- even though she's not her aunt, for you Spanish Speakers) went well.
We took LOTS of pictures of our little girl and Rose together again. The highlight of the visit for me was when I picked Rose up and she was content to just sit on my lap. As if she read my mind, Tia turned to me and said- "She remembers you . . . she usually doesn't let people hold her like that."
The lowlight was when we said goodbye and Rose started whimpering and crying which brings up the issue of how much continued contact to have with her- which, Tia informed us, is more than welcome and totally up to us.
Tia will be adopting Rose next month.