Some of you wondered if I still see Kody. Yes, I do. I work with his mother, his grandma, and his aunt (my ex-daughter-in-law). He lives less than ten miles from me, and his grandparents live in my little town, so Cliff and I do see him occasionally.
We babysat Kody until he was old enough for the local pre-school... I suppose we had him about a year and a half. By that time, my grandchildren were back where we could enjoy them again; Cliff had gotten a few raises, so the money wasn't so necessary; and we wanted to go camping and vacationing more.
I guess I'm able to "let go" of people and things easier than most, when the time comes. I never tried to keep Kody in my life; he has a host of relatives to love him. It seemed he was sent to us for a season, and I will be forever grateful for all he meant to both of us. I will say this: Even now, when I see Kody's smiling face, my heart does a flip-flop: the love for him is still there.