Monday, May 20, 2013

Our Daughter

It is official!  
This morning we finalized the adoption 
of our beautiful daughter, Verity Blessing!  
We are so very blessed to love this little girl.  

Yes, Verity Blessing is sound asleep in this picture.  Sweet girl had to wake up at 5 am this morning to get her breakfast and get ready for her adoption ceremony.  She stayed awake through the official stuff, then started really yawning and getting droopy eyelids.  By the time I got the kids gathered around for the group shot, she was out like a light.  

But when we were getting ready to head into the courthouse this morning, she was all smiles.

The kids' reactions after the judge signed the papers:

That's it?  Is it already over?  Did we adopt her?
So she's really ours?  She's my sister forever now?  Yay!
When's the party?

Verity's reaction to never again being a foster child:

For the last eighteen months I've loved this kiddo and fallen more in love with her every day.  I've been humbled and amazed by her.  I've learned so much from her.  Today I can promise her that I will be her mom forever!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Somebody's Son

Casey has a family committed to him!  Praise the Lord!!!
Oh, why is my faith so small?  Why did I doubt, even for a moment?  He's got this!
Hang in there, dear Casey!  Your mama and papa are on their way.
And whoever his parents are, I love you!  

Monday, May 13, 2013


Two of the sweetest kiddos in the world in a moment of pure worship (at church yesterday):

Exalt The Lord our God,
and worship at His holy hill, 
For The Lord our God is holy.
     - Psalm 99:9