Thursday, November 06, 2008

A VERY, VERY BIG DAY!

We are so, so excited to announce that this morning around 10:30 a.m., Titus Paul became forever ours. We have copies of the official adoption decree and we couldn't be happier. I've been smiling ever since. We opted to keep the date quiet for the same reasons that we waited to post pictures of our precious son.

It was such a pleasant surprise that we were able to finalize so quickly. With the unknowns surrounding his birth, I've been so anxious for this day to come. While we trusted that it would and it had already happened in our hearts, I think we are breathing a sigh of relief. I feel exhausted beyond belief - I think emotional exhaustion. It has been a whirlwind few months and I'm so glad that Ty is officially, legally, and forever a part of our family.

What a beautiful day. We were a little emotional at the hearing - hard to believe, right? :) Having had the privilege of being in court now for all three of our children, there is nothing like hearing the wonderful words granting your children a permanent, legal place in your family. We feel so blessed. We could never in a million years have chosen a more perfect way for our family to be formed or more perfect children for us. God has been so gracious to our family.

So please rejoice with us today! We are SO happy!

31 comments:

My World (. . . as it happens) said...

Definately rejoicing here! Titus, Patrick and Calvin are blessed beyond words to have you two as parents. Praise be to God.

Amy K said...

YAY!!!! SO happy that it's official, although I know it happened in your hearts a long time ago. Titus is a wonderful addition to your beautiful family. We rejoice with you.

Anonymous said...

WOOOHOOO!!!
Papa...

Katrina said...

DEFINITELY Rejoicing with y'all!!!! *HUGZ* Praise the Lord!! :)

Monica said...

You couldn't look in happier in your picture there!! Congratulations to all of you.

Jill said...

Oh Happy Day! Congrats to you all! We are SO excited for you!
Hugs-Jill

Jenna said...

Oh I am so happy for the five of you! I have to admit this post makes me breath a sigh of relief for you as well... I can only imagine the stress that you have been silently carrying around since you were handed the little man... and now you get to breath that sigh of relief and know that he is forever yours (which means a whole new bundle of worries, hunh?? :)

Michelle Sapp said...

So happy for you and your beautiful family.

Wes and Rita Tillett said...

Congratulations! Awesome news!

Catherine said...

That's wonderful news! Congratulations!

Alicia said...

What a celebration and praise!! WOOOHOO!! Great news.

traceylynndel said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful day.

Tracey

Jen said...

Praise the Lord!!

Heather L. said...

We are rejoicing with you and praising God for this answer to prayer and for blessing you with grace to make it through the time of "unknown." I would have been emotional too if I had been in the courtroom this morning -- reading your description is almost enough to bring the tears -- God is so good! And it is such a reminder of God's declaring us to be forever His!

Mama10EE said...

Oh my gosh, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! God is so amazing! That was super fast. Titus is so very lucky to have you and Andrew as parents. All he ever has to do is look at this picture and know that you love him, and always have. I am so very happy for all FIVE of you!

Anonymous said...

Praise God! You know how happy I am to hear the news that the precious little bundle of joy is forever yours. Titus is so blessed to have you and those big brothers to love him. You are all so blessed to have each other. What a happy day! I have been praying for this news.
Love you,
Grandma Judd

Chris and Gretchen said...

We are so happy for you! congratulations!!!

liz & luke said...

we are so happy! yay!!:) titus is a brilliant addition to the family.:)

Urban Mamma said...

Congratulation! I've been following your blog for a few months now, and even though I don't know you, I'm excited for you! God is good.

Jodee Leader said...

Congratulations! I am sooo excited for all of you!

Erin K. said...

Congratulations - how exciting!!!

Paula said...

HUGE congratulations. I am so happy for all of you. Wow, your state is F-A-S-T !! Titas is only 2 weeks older than Bella and we still have to wait 5 months for finalization. What a awesome day! Praise God.

Barbara D said...

Wonderful news!!!!

Are you still smiling! You look ready to burst in the photo.

Jenny said...

yeah, so maybe I can't see to type because my eyes are full of tears and maybe there was just a little (very quiet) happy sob for you... eeesh, these sentimental people...
naaah... Praise God...

FarcinsFollies said...

I feel like a stalker because I came across your blog a while back and really enjoy watching your beautiful children grow. I am a grandmother to 5 boys, so I have a special place in my heart for little boys. I just had to say congratulations on the "official" new addition to your family. Your blog is a blessing to me.

Ruth MacC said...

Hello there,
Heather L told me about your good news and gave me your link so I could see for myself. Am very happy for you all.

God bless.
Ruth

Holly Trawick said...

I am so excited for your family!!
Congratulations!!!

*kim said...

Oh I am THRILLED for you! You guys are amazing parents, and you have an incredible family. HOORAY!!!!!

Barbie said...

Oh Alaina I am so happy for your family of FIVE!! Congratulations!!

Richelle said...

Congratulations! How exciting. I'm glad you received your baby shoes for him. He sure is a cute kid!

loraena said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Alaina I am so happy for you! And wow, that was fast! Eliana was 7 months when we finalized even though we got her from birth!