On National Adoption Day, we stood before a Judge, our family and friends, and took an oath to love, cherish + care for this little boy for a lifetime. We're so incredibly thankful we get to.
The journey's been long, complicated, and costly in more ways than we ever imagined. And while the paperwork and legalities are completed, the journey's really just beginning.
His story is unlike many already, and he's only 7 months old! It's a beautiful story, with many threads of families and lives and paths being woven together. I'm eager to share the beginning of his story with him as he grows; but even moreso, I can't wait to see the story that's yet to be written in his life.
Who he'll grow to be, what he'll grow to love and how he'll choose to live this life.
That's what makes this gift we received (just before our day in court!) even sweeter:
I wrote about all these things in various places during our whirlwind trip to Georgia to get this little man, and in various journals throughout the adoption process, but this brings all of those papers, and tidbits strewn about, into one cohesive history; in one beautifully designed book.
And those questions!! Gah, I'm tearing up just thinking about what I'll write for each one.
I know ours will be! It's already getting filled in with the past year's twists and turns, emotions and prayers. It's a history book waiting to be written that I hope, one day, helps my little man to know how miraculous + beautiful his life story is.
Thank you for reading along with me these past few weeks in honor of Adoption Awareness Month! It's a joy to share it with you, Mamas. No matter how your children got to you, I hope you know that you're the best Mom your children could ever have. You were perfectly planned for one another, and no paperwork is needed to prove that! ;)