March 16, 2010
We got to finalize the adoption today! It was a great day! We had the option of going in to the courthouse or to do it through the mail. I am so thankful we chose to go in. It made it really special for me. Hearing Judge Merten say all those wonderful things - such as: it's as if he's been born to us, the courts approve the name change (last name) - was so amazing and emotional for me. I feel so blessed. It really was a neat experience for us. My parents drove all the way from Utah yesterday (and were even stuck in Twin Falls for 3 hours getting a new alternator) to be there. I'm so grateful for them. I love that they were there. Our good friends, the Johnsons, got up early, got their kids ready to come be a part of this. So sweet of them. Stupid security line made them miss it by mere minutes. But I'm still so grateful that they were there. I'm going to miss the adoption process so much. This has been so life-changing, there's no way I can even begin to describe that. I have grown so much. We have our sweet little boy. I am so thankful!