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!


11 comments:

Sarah said...

CONGRATS! She's beautiful!

Susan said...

Congratulations!! She is stunningly beautiful:) We adopted both of our daughters thru foster care too. We are all so very blessed.....

Susan from Boston

Tess said...

You have beautiful daughter- you must be so proud! =) thanks for te good cry!

Nealy said...

What a beautiful family! Hooray - I'm so happy for each of you! I just love the way you write about your kids - every word is oozing LOVE. :)

Rob Nalle said...

PRAISE GOD!!! PRAISE GOD!!!

Anonymous said...

I tried commenting yesterday, but for some reason it wouldn't work. This is TOO SPECIAL of a development to let it go, though, so I'm giving it another try! Her sweet smile has always gotten me. I'm so thankful for everyone that she is now a forever part of your family! God bless you all!

Judee in Iowa

Laurie said...

Congratulations! She is such a pretty little thing and wow did the Lord bless her with a beautiful set of teeth and smile, or what!!!

Laurie said...

Congratulations! She is such a pretty little thing and wow did the Lord bless her with a beautiful set of teeth and smile, or what!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Congratulations. She is so sweet and sure She is a Blessing :)

Molly said...

I met a little girl in Haiti who reminded me of Blessing because she had this HUGE grin on her face just like Blessing!

Holly said...

Congrats on the adoption!