Yesterday, we Finalized the boys' adoption.
They are really, truly ours.
Being the Mama, I, of course, got choked up during the hearing when the Judge made a beautiful speech about family and the parent/child relationship. Don't tell anyone, but the Mister cried more than me.
My father was a Judge at the courthouse when he passed away in 1991. Going to the Courthouse and seeing his photo hanging in the hall is always an emotional experience for me.
Judge Hinkfuss' assistant has worked at the Courthouse since 1973. She knew my father well. She was so excited to see me and my family. Many of the Courthouse employees came around so they could meet Judge Fenwick's grandchildren.
After the hearing was over and our paperwork was notarized, we took the children over to Chuck E. Cheese for a big Celebration.
This was Keenan's first trip to CEC. He LOVED it.
The entire day was so emotional and special that it is hard to even put words to it. So I won't even try. Other than to say, we are so blessed.