Sunday, November 30, 2008

It's official!


Well, what a week! The adoption, baby blessing, and sealing are finished. What a wonderful, crazy, beautiful week. I feel so blessed to know that our family can be together forever, that our Father in Heaven has blessed our lives with another child, even though my body didn't work well enough anymore, and that we have such great family and friends to support us. We'll take a little time off to be together and remember the birth of our Savior. I'm looking forward to Christmas this year as a real family. Last Christmas we had just gotten Ana and we had a feeling that she would be with us forever but we weren't able to acknowledge it.
I used to wonder how a mom and dad could love an adopted child as much as their own. After Ana had been with us for a month there was no difference whatsoever. She is absolutely one of our own. And yes, we love her as such.

5 comments:

Shelly said...

Oh what a great picture, and what a better feeling!

as one adopted mom to another ~ you are so right ~ once they are adopted ~ they just like the rest!

Congrats again!

.... said...

Oh she is beautiful!!! I am so happy for you!!!

Erika said...

That is an adorable picture. I understand the sealing was beautiful. Congratulations!

LucisMomma said...

Congratulations!!!

Idaho Sutters said...

Cogratulations! I love hearing adoption stories!! Our family exierenced a failed adoption so I know about the adoption process. I'm sure you are so relieved to have her forever now. Yeah!