June 13, 2013 marks a special day in our family. This day marks the day that the daughter of my heart legally became our daughter. PrincessA is official! We had some precious family members stand with us before the judge- including 8 children! Mr.A's nieces and nephews were able to be a part of the day. So, between those 4 and our 4 we had 8 of the most amazing children ever. After the hearing being delayed over an hour our kiddos were still as well behaved as we asked them to be. Needless to say, everyone got cake at lunch afterwards! During the hearing, while Mr.A was being questioned as a witness, the Princess leaned over and touched my necklace. We had coordinating necklaces for the occasion- mine a circle of silver with a heart cut out, and hers a heart. As she touched my necklace she said, "Mommy, my heart came from your heart." I think that says everything.
We continued to celebrate throughout the weekend. God has given us incredible friends that took some general ideas I had for our adoption party and made it amazing. I cannot say thank you enough! We were so blessed to celebrate our expanding family with so many friends and family. It was truly a picture that family extends far beyond the bounds of blood.
On Sunday we were finally able to dedicate the Princess before our church. It was a sweet way to end our weekend of celebration. Then we took naps!
The week was filled with joy for others in our circle as well. Two sweet families we are glad to call friends finalized their long awaited adoptions as well. Praise the Lord!
The best way I know to end today's post is with our family memory verse from last week- "God adopted us into his own family. He wanted to do it, and it makes him very happy." Ephesians 1:5 (paraphrased so our children could understand it better).
Ways you can pray:
Although there are always things to pray for, I am asking that you simply praise Jesus with us this week for His many blessings, and for the fact that His plan is always better than ours.