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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Oh Happy Adoption Day!!!!

Hip, hip, hip hooray! Oh Happy Adoption Day!
These words are from a book that I would definitely recommend to families that have or will be adopting. It is a perfect book for any kind of adoption: domestic or international. But Friday was our happy adoption day. And so November 14, 2008 will be a date forever etched into my memory. We will probably not annually celebrate the day, but it will always be a special anniversary in my heart.
My parents, my sister Amy and nephew Cameron came to town for the big event. We went to the courthouse at 1:30pm on Friday. It was a very quick process; but we had a nice and interested attorney and a thoughtful judge that welcomed us into his courtroom. From there we headed home with one stop to pick up the cookie cake. Then a couple of friends joined my family at our house for a little celebration of our special day. Thanks for celebrating with us – to those that were actually at my house and to those that thought of us on this special day. I feel like so many of you that just couldn’t be with us on this day have been on your knees for our family for a long time. And so you have prayed us to this point in our lives. I know these prayers inched us closer and closer to God’s call for our family. And now is such a sweet and blessed time in our lives. Friends, you know we love you and we are so thankful for your support and love to us.
We had so many pictures from Friday that I couldn’t decide on just a few. So if you have stuck around this long, here is a slide show from our big day.

12 comments:

Sew Infertile said...

What a blessed day!!!

Laura said...

Can I just say, "Awww!" Love the pics and the onesie! Congrats to the 3 of you!

Phyllis said...

How I wish we could have been there to celebrate with you. But you know you were in our hearts all day. Precious pictures and what a cute way to do the slide show. Now you know I will have to try that when I get a chance.
Love you!

April said...

We love you guys!

The Myers said...

Oh Melodie! Such sweet photos for such a special day! We were definitely thinking of y'all and wish we could have been there to celebrate this joyful occassion with you. Holden is so precious and is such a cutie. Love the outfit, it was perfect. Hope to see y'all soon.

House said...

Can he be any cuter?!?! Really, though!?! That is THE cutest outfit EVER!! I am SO happy for your special adoption day! That's great that your family was able to be there to celebrate with you! Congrats!

Life In Mazes said...

Congratulations! I am so excited for you all. I loved your family picture and I am so glad that you were able to have so many family and friends there with you all to celebrate!

The Skains Family said...

That is so exciting. I'm so happy for you guys. Congratulations. Holden is one blessed little guy. He looked adorable by the way. I love that onesie!

Julie said...

Congradulations!! happy adoption day!!!!

Matt and Shara said...

Oh happy, happy day!!! You are so very blessed!!!

loraena said...

Congratulations! The day we finalized (April 26th) was just amazing to me! I loved the pics of your family loving on him.

loraena said...

Oops! Ellie's finalization was May 29, not April 26. I don't know what I was thinking! lol