CategoryAdoption

Celebrating family

This week we celebrated seven years since finalizing Samuel’s adoption. I still cannot believe it’s been that long already! We decided to take him somewhere out to eat to celebrate. He chose McDonald’s. Samuel loved the fact that our family outing was all about him. :O) We wanted him to feel special, especially with another sibling due to arrive at any time. I wouldn’t have picked McDonald’s, but that’s what Samuel wanted. The kids really enjoyed it. It was a […]

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Samuel is six

Samuel turned six today. He was awake just after 6:30 this morning, and was bouncing all over the house. He was so excited. He informed me that he feels older and bigger now that he’s six. 😉 Crazy kid. He wanted chocolate cake with blue icing, so that’s what I made him. He didn’t seem to care that it wasn’t perfect or that it leaned quite a bit (I really need to work at my cake leveling skills!). He loved […]

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5 years

Last week we took Samuel out for pizza to celebrate the day we finalized his adoption. Most people seem to celebrate “Gotcha Day,” but since Sam was placed with us at birth, we decided to celebrate his finalization date instead. This is the first year we did anything, but I’m excited to keep the tradition in coming years. My parents always made me feel so special (did you know I’m adopted too?), but it’s a lot of fun to be […]

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My birthday boy

Our son turns three today! I still can’t believe it. Time has flown so quickly. The day he was born – he was so tiny. The day we dedicated him to the Lord – Mother’s Day 2004 Finalization! First birthday Second birthday Third birthday Happy Birthday, my sweet boy! Your mama and daddy love you!

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Beautiful poem written by a birthmother

*warning – grab a tissue – you’ll need it* Somebody on Hannah’s Prayer shared this poem today. She said she found it while searching the web for something else. I wanted to share it here because it is simply beautiful. I sat there with tears streaming down my face, because I could see the face of little man’s birthmom in my mind’s eye while I was reading. Adoption is an incredible blessing. Without it, he would never have become my […]

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We made it! Little man is part of our forever family now!!!!! We left early, since we’d never been to the courthouse before. We got there, and the room was empty. Stephen had to go next door to the police station to ask if we were in the right place………they said we were, but our lawyer wasn’t there! So Stephen called his cell, and it turned out that we were at the wrong courthouse!!!!! We drove all over Rock Hill […]

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Things have been such a whirlwind since Little man was born! We are adjusting to life as parents, and we absolutely love it! Little man was born April 26, at 11:36 pm, weighing 5 pounds and 12 ounces. He was six weeks early, so he was immediately taken to the NICU unit, He spent a week there (such a scary week for us new parents!), and was released on May 2. We called our attorney the next morning to tell […]

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I don’t even know where to start! I’ve been soooo busy the past few days, with Dad, Mom and Andy visiting. Andy left yesterday, and Mom and Dad left this morning. We had a great weekend! Shortly after Mom and Dad arrived, they herded us into our living room, because they had bought our baby gift already, and wanted us to open it. It was in a large paper bag, with some tissue paper set on top. But the boxes […]

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Is due May 25! A month or so ago, a man from church came up to us after service, and told us of a pregnant woman that he knew of that was looking to give her baby up for adoption. We passed along our phone number, and waited. To make a long story short, she called today. We spoke for about a half hour. She is due May 25, with a boy. We will meet her in person next Thursday […]

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