Because Jim did not travel to China this time we had a few more things to do to complete Sarah's adoption. The extra paperwork has been pretty painless, it really wasn't a big deal. We are so very happy though that it is all done and our darling daughter is home with her forever family!! She is incredible and a precious gift from God!
I used to watch adoption stories on the family channel and often times the families would bring there whole family to the courthouse to complete the adoption and celebrate their new family member! Well, we did a mini version of that! Sarah, Dad and Mom went to the courthouse to complete the adoption. The judge was very official and wonderful! Everything went smoothly and now Sarah is ours- yippee Jesus!!
Since there are quite a few in the family and we have a 3 yr old party on Saturday and Easter on Sunday we did down play it a little bit. The 3 of us went out for doughnuts- they were great! After that we went on about our day. Dear Hubby takes lots of time off to make these events special and official, so he needed to get back to work. Sarah and I did school, picked up Johnny and Anna at Montessori. Anna, of course informed us that she did cry, BUT no as long as usual- good for you honey!!
At first we thought this event was basically going through the motions but it actually meant much more to us, it was very special! I got a little teary at one point and Sarah was concerned- "are you okay?", she asked. "Yes honey, these are happy tears!"
What a great thing to be thankful for on Thankful Thursday- a precious little 9 yr old girl!!